The next bankruptcy in the derby was one too many: Hertha BSC separates from sports director Fredi Bobic. Everything should get better with the ex-national player. But there is a risk of relegation.

Hertha BSC has separated from sports director Fredi Bobic. The executive committee and supervisory board decided on Saturday after the disappointing 0: 2 (0: 1) in the capital derby against 1. FC Union Berlin to release the 51-year-old from his duties “with immediate effect”, as the club announced Spiel had given Bobic interviews.

After the weak start to the year with defeats at VfL Bochum (1: 3) and against VfL Wolfsburg (0: 5), Hertha is only 17th in the table, the next relegation threatens. The club has invited to a press conference for Sunday at 1 p.m.

As the “Bild” and Sport1 unanimously report, ex-professional Andreas “Zecke” Neuendorf should now return to Hertha BSC and take on sporting responsibility together with Academy Director Benjamin Weber. The 47-year-old Neuendorf, nicknamed “Zecke”, completed a total of 149 Bundesliga games for the Berliners. Neuendorf worked under ex-coach Pal Dardai as assistant coach at Hertha until the end of November 2021.

Bobic was hired as managing director of the capital club in April 2021 for the 2021/22 season, succeeding long-time manager Michael Preetz. The former national striker Bobic had previously worked successfully at Eintracht Frankfurt. In the last season, too, Hertha was in danger of relegation for a long time and was only able to stay in the Bundesliga with Felix Magath, who was committed as a rescuer, through the relegation against Hamburger SV.

The consequences of the decision against Bobic for coach Sandro Schwarz remained open on Saturday evening. Bobic had expressed his confidence in the coach on Saturday, but is now gone himself. The team obviously wants Black to stay. “We also have a lot of trust in the coach,” said captain Marco Richter after the derby defeat. “It’s no secret that he’s a great fit for us. He’s missing the points just like we are.” hopefully” further.