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Sports Hertha Berlin fires coach Labbadia, general manager

14:36  24 january  2021
14:36  24 january  2021 Source:   msn.com

Hertha Berlin disappoints again with 1-0 loss in Bielefeld

  Hertha Berlin disappoints again with 1-0 loss in Bielefeld BERLIN — Hertha Berlin coach Bruno Labbadia endured an unhappy return to Arminia Bielefeld as his team’s latest bid for back-to-back Bundesliga wins ended in another defeat. Reinhold Yabo’s strike midway through the second half was enough for lowly Bielefeld to win 1-0 and leave the relegation zone on Sunday. Hertha has struggled with inconsistency all season as is yet to follow any one of its four league wins with another – a poor return for a club expected to challenge for European qualification places following Lars Windhorst’s investment of 374 million euros ($450 million) since June 2019.

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BERLIN (AP) -- Hertha Berlin presented Bruno Labbadia as coach on Monday despite not knowing when the 54-year-old German can lead a normal training session or when his first game can be played. The Bundesliga, like other major soccer leagues around Europe, has been suspended indefinitely

BERLIN — Hertha Berlin fired coach Bruno Labbadia and general manager Michael Preetz on Sunday after a poor run of form left the big-spending club near the Bundesliga relegation zone.

Bruno Labbadia wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Canadian Press

Labbadia spent nine months in charge and becomes the fourth permanent Hertha coach to leave the post in the last two years after Saturday's 4-1 defeat to Werder Bremen. Preetz departs after nearly 12 years as general manager.

Hertha is 14th in the Bundesliga, two points above the relegation playoff place, and has won only one of its last eight league games.

“With 17 points from 18 games we are in a very serious situation,” chairman Carsten Schmidt said. “Therefore we have decided after due consideration to provide new impetus with a change of coach. We will clarify the successor for the coach position in the coming days.”

0-0 against Hertha: Cologne now without a win for 14 home games

 0-0 against Hertha: Cologne now without a win for 14 home games 1. FC Cologne has continued its gloomy series and has been waiting for a win for 14 home games in the Bundesliga. © Provided by sport1.de 0: 0 against Hertha: Cologne now without a win for 14 home games 1. FC Cologne has continued its gloomy series and has been waiting for a win for 14 home games in the Bundesliga. The relegation-threatened team of coach Markus Gisdol came against Hertha BSC only to a desolate 0-0 and remains with twelve points on the relegation rank.

Head coach Bruno Labbadia gestures towards general manager Michael Preetz and sporting director Arne Friedrich on the Hertha bench. Photograph: Boris Streubel/Getty Images. The question now is one of nerve. As well as prospective new coaches , big-name players have been put forward as solutions

BERLIN (AP) -- Hertha Berlin hired Bruno Labbadia as the club’s fourth coach of the season on Thursday. Labbadia was taking over immediately from Alexander Nouri, who was in charge for four games after Jürgen Klinsmann surprisingly left the club. Klinsmann was appointed amid much fanfare

Labbadia was initially appointed in April 2020 to steady the ship after a turbulent 10-game spell under former Germany and United States national team coach Jürgen Klinsmann, but failed to make progress toward the top half of the table in his second season.

The poor form comes despite Hertha being among Europe's biggest spenders on transfers in 2020. It is particularly troubling for Hertha given the club's stated aim of establishing itself as a Champions League regular and also the success of rival Union Berlin, eighth in the standings, on a much smaller budget.

With funding from investor Lars Windhorst, Hertha spent large sums last year on signing forwards Krzysztof Piatek from Milan and Matheus Cunha from Leipzig, defensive midfielder Lucas Tousart from Lyon and midfielder Matteo Guendouzi on loan from Arsenal. None has consistently hit strong form in Berlin.

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Dardai: point clause in the contract .
His contract has a term until 2022 on paper. According to kicker information (Thursday edition), the contract with Hertha's comeback coach Pal Dardai (44) contains a point clause for the rest of this season with a very ambitious target. He has to create it so that the working paper is also valid for 2021/22. © picture alliance Visibly enjoyed the training: Trainer Pal Dardai.

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