It has only been 10 weeks since Jurgen Klinsmann was appointed the manager of Hertha Berlin, today he announced he quit.
Jurgen Klinsmann’s reign at Hertha Berlin is over.
He presided over ten games in ten weeks. His record stood at three wins, three draws, and four defeats.
His primary objective when appointed, was to secure Bundesliga status.
The former Tottenham forward, in a short space of time, helped the team establish a comfortable six-point cushion from the relegation zone.
He claims he has enjoyed his time in Berlin and believes in the project he has so heavily influenced. However, in a Facebook post, he sighted a lack of trust as the reason for his decision.
“I want to start by saying a big thank you to all the players, fans, spectators, supervisors and staff of Hertha BSC for the support and assistance they have shown over the last 10 weeks.”
“At the end of November, we met the wishes of the club’s leadership and pieced together a highly competent team and offered assistance in a difficult time.”
“We made progress in a relatively short space of time thanks to the support of many people during a run of difficult games.”
“We now have a six-point gap to the relegation places.”
“I am firmly convinced that Hertha will achieve their goal and preserve their status.”
“As a head coach, however, I need the trust of everyone, and that was not achieved.”
There is an interesting twist to this resignation though.
Klinsmann will stay on the Hertha board, where he will undoubtedly be surrounded by those who didn’t trust him.
“That is why, after much thought, I came to the conclusion that I should leave my position as head coach of Hertha and go back to my original long-term role as a supervisory board member.