Hertha Berlin appoint Klinsmann as new manager


German manager Jurgen Klinsmann has been appointed as a new manager of Hertha Berlin to replace a Croatian-German head coach Ante Covic.

The Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin has announced the hiring of Klinsmann in a statement posted on their website on Wednesday.

“Ante Covic is no longer head coach of Hertha BSC. After intensive discussions, sporting director Michael Preetz and Covic agreed a mutual termination of his contract as head coach,” the club said.

The club added that Klinsmann will manage the team until the end of the 2019-2020 season.

Hertha Berlin disappointed their fans this season with unsatisfying league performance as they are currently at the 15th spot with 11 points.

The 55-year-old manager was hired as a German national team head coach in 2004.

The host country Germany finished the 2006 FIFA World Cup in a third-place under the helm of Klinsmann.

He lastly managed the U.S. national team from July 2011 to November 2016, leading them to a last-16 at the 2014 FIFA World Cup.

For his only club management experience, Klinsmann worked for the Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich during the 2008-2009 season, but he was sacked with five matches remaining of the season.

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