Jurgen Klinsmann Steps Down as Hertha Berlin Manager

Jurgen Klinsmann during his time as USMNT coach. Photo by John Dorton/ISI/REX/Shutterstock

Former USMNT head coach Jurgen Klinsmann has finished his stint with Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin after just 11 weeks. Klinsmann announced that he is stepping down as Hertha’s manager on Tuesday via a Facebook post.

Klinsmann first joined the club as a member of the supervisory board, before being named interim manager after Ante Covic got fired. The 55-year-old manager helmed Hertha, which now sits at 14th spot in Bundesliga, in 10 league games, posting 3-3-4 record.

Klinsmann, however, won’t leave the club entirely, as he will revert to his old position in Hertha’s owning structure.

News about his departure was later confirmed by the German side on their social media.

“We were on a very good path in the relatively short time, and thanks to the support of many people, we are now six points away from the relegation places despite mostly difficult games,” said Klinsmann in a statement. “I am firmly convinced that Hertha will achieve the goal – remaining in the league.”

Jurgen Klinsmann explained that the lack of trust from the front office influenced his decision. “As head coach, however, I also need the trust of the people involved with this task, which has not yet been completed,” he added.

Klinsmann previously managed Germany’s national side, Bundesliga giants Bayern Munich, and the United States national side.