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Hertha BSC separates from Fredi Bobic



Hertha BSC separates from Fredi Bobic

The Bundesliga club Hertha BSC, threatened with relegation, has released its managing director Sport Fredi Bobic from his duties with immediate effect.

The Berliners announced this a few hours after the defeat in the city derby against Union (0:2). The decision in the Presidium was unanimous, the traditional club announced. The farewell of the former national player, who had toyed with the idea of ​​being a sports director in the DFB for a long time, takes effect immediately.

After three defeats this year, Hertha is in a relegation zone. Bobic had given trainer Sandro Schwarz a job guarantee. The club announced a press conference for Sunday (1 p.m.).

Bobic’s tasks should probably be divided first. the picture and sports1 reported late on Saturday evening that Hertha would bring back former player Andreas Neuendorf and long-time academy director Benjamin Weber. The club initially did not confirm the personal details.

Bobic came to the capital club as managing director for the 2021/22 season. At the time, he succeeded long-standing manager Michael Preetz. Bobic had previously worked successfully at Eintracht Frankfurt since 2016 and won the DFB Cup with Hessen in 2018.

Hertha also played against relegation last season. Felix Magath, who was hired by Bobic in March as a fireman, finally saved the relegation against Hamburger SV to stay up in the league.