Coach Pal Dardai fears no dismissal at Bundesliga bottom Hertha BSC, but puts himself up for grabs.
“I’m not hanging from my seat, I’m helping out,” said the Hungarian on Sunday: “Hertha BSC has probably been looking for a great coach for a long time. Pal is a small coach, a nice coach. He helps out as long as he can should be.”
Should a star coach be hired, “then Pal will go back to the U16s immediately and do his thing as before,” added Dardai one day after the 5-0 defeat at Bayern Munich: “I don’t want to be a burden here or anything some.”
However, Dardai was annoyed by what he believed to be too high expectations in the environment of the club, which wants to make it to the European Cup in the medium term with the help of the total of 375 million euros from investor Lars Windhorst. “Reality and wishes at Hertha BSC are so far apart,” criticized Dardai: “If a great coach comes, then he will sit here – and hopefully great players will also come for him.”
He did not want to direct “no allegations at all” to sports director Fredi Bobic or the scouting, “but we know the transfer period was difficult”.
Hertha appearance at Bayern “shocking”
The sporting oath of disclosure in Munich was not only due to the quality in the squad, emphasized the coach. When he saw the drooping heads of his players in the half-time address, “it was shocking”.
During the international break, he also wanted to mentally build up the professionals, because after that there were two key games against the newly promoted VfL Bochum and SpVgg Greuther Fürth. They want to come back “in combat mode,” said Dardai.