At the end of January, Hertha BSC fired Fredi Bobic as a sports director. A replacement of the 51-year-old should have been discussed among the Berliners for a long time.
Apparently, the separation from Bobic was anything but a quick shot. Last fall, those responsible for Hertha around President Kay Bernstein came to the conclusion that the 51-year-old no longer had a future in Berlin. That reports the sports picture.
Benjamin Weber, who took over the business at Hertha at short notice after Bobic’s dismissal, is said to have been on call for a long time. Nevertheless, the capital club kept waiting and missed putting the sports director out of the door.
According to the report, Bobic was mainly stressed by the change that the Berliners missed several times. Despite the many newcomers, Hertha is also stuck in the relegation battle this season. With 14 points from 19 games, they are second to last in the table. In the winter transfer window, Bobic was apparently even denied a budget to avoid further flop purchases.
His flirt with the DFB is said to have played no role in the dismissal of the 51-year-old. After Oliver Bierhoff was released as DFB director, Bobic publicly flirted with a role in the German national team. Ultimately, however, the DFB decided on Rudi Völler as Bierhoff’s successor.