Hertha dismiss their head-coach and managing director

Sunday24 January 2021 | 11:35
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Following Saturday's 1-4 loss to Werder Bremen, Hertha BSC have announced the departure of their head coach, Bruno Labbadia, and managing director for sport, Michael Preetz.

Club’s Sporting director,



, will replace


for the rest of the season.

"Hertha BSC owe a lot to Michael Preetz. He has been closely associated with our club for almost 25 years, initially as a player and now for almost twelve years in the position of sporting director,"

said Hertha president Werner



"Michael Preetz has established the club in the Bundesliga in sporting terms over these years, but in view of developments in both the past and current seasons, we have come to the decision to fill this position anew for the future. Nevertheless, I would like to expressly thank Michael Preetz for the good cooperation over the many years."

According to



, chairman of the management board,


will announce their new head coach in the coming days.

"Bruno Labbadia and his coaching team have put a lot of work into the development of the team week after week. He deserves a lot of thanks for that,"




"Ultimately, however, we have to note that we are in a very serious situation with 17 points after 18 games. Therefore, after careful consideration, we have decided to set a new impulse with a change of coach. We will clarify the succession in the coaching position in the coming days."

source: SportMob