Published: Wed, February 12, 2020
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Jürgen Klinsmann resigns as Hertha Berlin manager after 10 weeks

Jürgen Klinsmann resigns as Hertha Berlin manager after 10 weeks

Jurgen Klinsmann has has stepped down as head coach of Bundesliga strugglers Hertha Berlin after 76 days in charge.

While he revealed that he will be returning to a place on the club's board, Klinsmann cited lack of support and trust as the reason for stepping down from the position that he took just ten weeks ago. He said he will remain at the club in a supervisory role.

"After long consideration, I have made a decision to give up my position as head coach and return to my original, long-term role on the club board", wrote the 55-year-old.

In November, the former Tottenham, Inter Milan and Bayern Munich striker, 55, was named as the club's boss until the end of the season.

"In November, we agreed to the club's wish to help out in a hard time with a highly competent team".

He wrote: "We were on a very good path in a relatively short time, and thanks to the support of many people, we are now six points away from the relegation places despite mostly hard games".

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Kilnsmann said: 'As the head coach I need the trust of the acting persons.

"In a relegation fight, unity, solidarity and concentration on the essentials are the most important things".

In late November, he returned to the sidelines for the first time since being fired as USA national team coach in 2016.

Klinsmann oversaw 10 matches during his brief stint with Hertha, winning three, drawing three and losing the other four fixtures. "If these are not guaranteed, it's not possible to fulfill my potential as a trainer [coach] and therefore can not fulfill my responsibilities".

Liverpool loanee Marko Grujic has admitted that the Hertha Berlin players have been left confused after finding out about Jurgen Klinsmann's shock exit on Tuesday morning.

"Especially after the trusting collaboration regarding player transfers during the winter transfer window which was intense for Hertha Berlin, and there were no signs of this".

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