🇬🇧

Klinsmann oversees first training session as Hertha coach

Credit: Reuters - Sports
Published on November 27, 2019 - Duration: 01:08s
Klinsmann takes first Hertha training session
Advertisement

Klinsmann oversees first training session as Hertha coach

SHOWS: BERLIN, GERMANY (NOVEMBER 27, 2019) (REUTERS - ACCESS ALL) 1.

VARIOUS OF FORMER WORLD CUP WINNER JUERGEN KLINSMANN AT TRAINING AS NEW COACH OF BERLIN CLUB HERTHA 2.

HERTHA PLAYERS TRAINING 3.

PLAYERS TRAINING INCLUDING VEDAD IBISEVIC 4.

KLINSMANN ON PITCH 5.

PLAYERS JOGGING 6.

KLINSMANN ON PITCH STORY: Former World Cup winner Juergen Klinsmann replaced sacked Ante Covic as head coach of struggling Hertha Berlin on Wednesday (November 27) until the end of the season, returning to Germany's Bundesliga for the first time in a decade.

Covic lasted only 12 league matches as his team, who have lost their last four league games, lie 15th, level on points with Fortuna Duesseldorf in 16th, the relegation playoff spot.

Klinsmann, whose most recent appointment was United States head coach from 2011 to 2016, last worked in the Bundesliga during a hapless spell at Bayern Munich that lasted less than a season in 2008-09.

He will have former Werder Bremen coach Alexander Nouri as his assistant while also creating a new post - performance director - for retired Germany international Arne Friedrich.

Hertha host title contenders Borussia Dortmund on Saturday in Klinsmann's Berlin debut The 55-year-old has also coached the German national team, leading them to third place at the 2006 World Cup at home.

He was sacked from his U.S. post in 2016 after a string of bad results in the early 2018 World Cup qualifiers and the team eventually failed to qualify for the tournament in Russia.

He was recently made a member of the Hertha board but is expected to step down from that post during his coaching job.

(Production: Inke Kappeler, Katie Stephens, Tanya Wood)

You are here

Recent related videos from verified sources

Hertha in turmoil after Klinsmann's surprise departure 01:28
Credit: Reuters - Sports - Published 1 week ago 

You might like