Jens Lehmann takes over Jürgen Klinsmann’s vacancy on the Hertha BSC’s supervisory board. This was confirmed by the German press agency’s spokesman for investor Lars Windhorst. The “Bild” had previously communicated between the Berliners on the personnel decision. Hertha BSC has not informed on the decision as yet.
Former German national team goalkeeper Jens Lehmann, 50 years old, has replaced former German striker and coach Juergen Klinsmann in Hertha ‘s management, the majority owner company Lars Windhorst announced on Sunday. “I am pleased to have accepted the offer from Lars Windhorst to work on Hertha Berlin’s further development. I see this as one of the most fascinating football ventures, “Lehmann said in a statement.
Klinsmann played a dual role at Hertha, as a coach and a member of the Supervisory Board, but in February he agreed to resign as interim coach of the first team. In his announcement, he criticized the hierarchy of the club but stated that he should stay in the management system.
But not long afterward, Hertha’s exit door was seen, with the message that he can not be trusted. Klinsmann’s place on the Supervisory Board has now been filled by the former goalkeeper of Schalke, Milan, Borussia Dortmund, Arsenal, and Stuttgart, and from the role of assistant coach in the Augsburg First Division he is moving to that place.
Hertha’s new coach is Bruno Labbadia, who will make his bench debut in Saturday’s match against Hoffenheim when the Bundesliga returns to action due to the coronavirus after a two-month period. The main challenge of Labbadia is to stay in the first-league team, because Hertha is in 13th position nine rounds before the end, six points above the relegation zone.