Former Germany international Jürgen Klinsmann has resigned as the head coach of Bundesliga side Hertha BSC from the German capital.
And what made the move surprising is that Klinsmann announced his departure on his own Facebook page without the club having any knowledge of the move, but also stating that he would move back into the supervisory board of the club.
Meanwhile Alexander Nouri will take immediate control as the interim head coach, supported by the current coaching team.
“We were very surprised by what happened this morning. There were no previous indications of this decision, especially after the support shown throughout a busy winter transfer market in regards to signings. We will provide further information as the situation develops,” said Michael Preetz.
Klinsmann wrote in German on Facebook,
“At the end of November we met the wishes of the club management with a highly competent team and helped them in a difficult time.”
“We were on a very good path in the relatively short time, and thanks to the support of many people, we are now six points away from the relegation places despite mostly difficult games.”
“I am firmly convinced that Hertha will achieve the goal – remaining in the division.”
“As head coach, however, I also need the trust of the people involved for this task, which has not yet been completed.”
“Unity, cohesion and focus on the essential are the most important elements, especially in the relegation battle. If they are not guaranteed, I cannot exploit my potential as a coach and therefore cannot live up to my responsibility.”
“Therefore, after much deliberation, I came to the conclusion that I would give up my position as head coach at Hertha and retire to my original long-term role as a member of the supervisory board.”