Now it’s official: Bruno Labbadia is the new head coach for the Bundesliga club Hertha BSC.
As the club announced on Thursday, the 54-year-old interim coach Alexander Nouri will replace and will lead his first training on Easter Monday. The Berliner did not provide any information on the contract term. Labbadia’s predecessor Nouri stepped in in February after Jürgen Klinsmann’s spectacular resignation and would have left the club anyway after the end of the season.
Labbadia becomes the new coach of Hertha BSC Berlin
Labbadia: “Ambitious plan for the future”
“With Bruno we get someone who has known the Bundesliga in detail for many years as a player and coach and has shown at his stations that he can stabilize and develop teams and in the next step lead to upper table regions,” said Hertha manager Michael Preetz.
“My team and I are really looking forward to this task. Hertha BSC is an association with a clear, ambitious plan for the future, ”said Labbadia. The trainer team will include his long-time co-trainer Erdinc ’Eddy’ Sözer and Olaf Janßen as another assistant trainer and athletic trainer Günter Kern. Goalkeeper coach Zsolt Petry will stay on the baton. Labbadia will probably be presented on April 13th in Berlin.
Labbadia had recently worked successfully at VfL Wolfsburg and led the team into the Europa League. His contract with the Lower Saxony was not extended last summer. At Hertha, he now has to help in the relegation battle. In the Bundesliga, which has been at least until the end of April due to the corona crisis, Hertha is currently in 13th place. Under Nouri, Berlin has only won one out of four games so far.
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