Coach Sandro Schwarz does not have to worry about his job at Hertha BSC after the separation from sports director Fredi Bobic.
In a press conference, club president Kay Bernstein emphasized: "I gave the coaching staff our 100% support." Together with Schwarz, he also informed the players on Sunday morning.
Weber inherits Bobic
Meanwhile, as the new sports director, Benjamin Weber will take over the tasks of sports director Fredi Bobic, who has been released from his duties. As a squad planner, Dirk Dufner stays with the penultimate table. Weber is also supported by former Hertha professional Andreas Neuendorf.
The announcement of the surprising Bobic-Aus was sent by Hertha just a few hours after the renewed defeat in the capital derby against 1. FC Union Berlin (0: 2) on Saturday evening. Bobic was relieved of his duties with immediate effect.
The 51-year-old has only been with Hertha since the summer of 2021. It was not a knee-jerk reaction, not even out of panic, but "well thought out," said Bernstein. The decision was made regardless of the outcome of the derby. Due to the third defeat in the third game in the new year, Hertha remains second to last in the table with 14 points.
"I didn't think I'd come back to my club so quickly," said Weber, who left the youth academy almost a year ago. Overall, the now 42-year-old had worked for the club in various positions for 18 years.
He switched off a bit after the time, but also sat in on a lot. "I found my way well again. It was like coming home," said Weber, not without pointing out the major challenges. "I'm dying to get started," said Weber, adding with a view to the end of the transfer window on Tuesday: "Of course, that's an issue to see what's possible."