No rest at Hertha BSC: Felix Magath reprimands, Sandro Schwarz should come – Sport

Felix Magath, who is otherwise so offensive in the forecasts, can not predict what will happen at Hertha BSC. “The general meeting is on Sunday. And the whole club is in the dark, “says the outgoing veteran coach, who had just led the club to relegation,” the kicker “. “I do not think anyone knows how Hertha will proceed.”

There is a lot hanging in the balance in the West End, the club is facing another upheaval after a disappointing season. At least Magath’s successor seems to have been found. According to a report from “Kickers”, the Berliners agree with Sandro Schwarz, who is currently still coaching Dynamo Moscow. However, there was no confirmation on Friday. The club is not involved in speculation, Hertha said. Schwarz, former coach of 1. FSV Mainz 05, is still fighting in the Russian Cup final against city rivals Spartak with his current club Dynamo Moscow on Sunday. Then it could be announced.

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It’s going strong for the Berliners this week. Monday the relief of staying up in the league in Hamburg, Tuesday the departure of President Werner Gegenbauer and CFO Ingo Schiller. On Wednesday, Gegenbauer handed over to millionaire investor Lars Windhorst. The tense general meeting follows Sunday, where Windhorst wants to speak.

As usual, Magath finds clear words for how much work the new coach and CEO Fredi Bobic has to do: Everything has to be changed at Hertha. “I felt almost no support anywhere. One or the other tried, but I never had the feeling that the club was struggling with relegation,” said the 68-year-old. Squad, club, environment: Magath sees construction sites everywhere.

Bobic leaves no doubt that fundamental changes are needed. “Now is the time and the last sign for everyone, not only in the club but also in the environment to understand what it means to go through difficult times. This relegation was the last chance,” said Bobic.

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The 50-year-old expects a more attractive playing style from the new coach. “I want to watch aggressive football, forward, not backwards. Our football was characterized by passivity,” Bobic said during the week. The coach must bring “personality and fire to Hertha”.

But as the last remaining doer, Bobic is more concerned with keeping the club together than ever before. The CEO is very worried that there will be a fan riot at the meeting. For although Gegenbauer anticipated a possible opt-out: It will not be boring in the exhibition halls. If the entire Executive Committee is voted out, there will be a dangerous paralysis in the decision-making bodies in the planning phase that is so important for the coming season.

“We need to know what’s important. We must remain able to act, we need continuity, ”Bobic demanded.

It will be exciting to see how members react to the investor. For the past few weeks, a poster has been hung in the Hertha fan block with the caption: “Windhorst and Gegenbauer out”. In return, it remains to be seen whether Windhorst, which has already invested around 375 million euros in the club, has the prospect of new funds and what conditions these would be subject to.

However, presidential candidate Kay Bernstein, entrepreneur and former Ultra, does not expect the big arguments. ‘There are not three hours of riots at a general meeting. It will be business-like and calm, ”he assured himself. One thing is clear: Then the election campaign finally starts. In late June and early July, the new chairman will be elected at an extraordinary general meeting. (dpa)

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