Bundesliga club Hertha BSC parted ways with head coach Tayfun Korkut after the 2-0 loss to Borussia Mönchengladbach. After five straight losses and falling to 17th in the table, the 47-year-old has to go. Unlike in recent weeks, when those responsible around Korkut and CEO Fredi Bobic referred to the good phases of Hertha’s game despite the poor results, this was no longer possible after the appearance against Gladbach.
“First of all, I would like to thank Tayfun Korkut and his assistant Ilija Aračić for their commitment to Hertha BSC since November. After a promising start with seven points from the first four games and a positive trend, we now have an open landscape and Clear”. view of performance development and we analyzed the results of the nine games in the second half of the season and decided to make another change in the coaching position,” Bobic said in a press release on Sunday.
It is still not clear who should save the Berliners at the end of the season. “We will inform you of the successor in this position as soon as this personnel issue has finally been cleared up,” Hertha’s message read. Next Saturday (3:30 p.m. / Sky) TSG 1899 Hoffenheim is the next rival in Berlin. After the next international break, the opponents are Bayer Leverkusen and Union Berlin, before a three-way package against relegation rivals FC Augsburg, VfB Stuttgart and Arminia Bielefeld.
Korkut only succeeded club legend Pal Dardai as head coach of the capital club in late November. He alone took care of the Berliners in 14 official matches. After the team picked up seven points from their first four league games with Korkut, including a convincing 3-2 victory against second-placed Dortmund, things went downhill in the new year. In the Bundesliga they went nine times in a row without winning, plus the bitter elimination in the round of 16 of the DFB Cup against Union Berlin (2-3). In the second half of the season, the old woman only has two points and 6:25 goals.
More than three years after his last short-term commitment at VfB Stuttgart, the 47-year-old Korkut should at least lead the Bundesliga team, which is stuck between gray mediocrity and serious relegation problems, from the middle. bottom of the table to the end. end of season Bobic’s application failed completely. The atmosphere at the club has been very tense in recent weeks. After the defeat in the DFB Cup derby, the fans interrupted the team’s training.
The decision to part ways now also increases the pressure on Bobic, who brought in Korkut and has already parted ways with the second manager in almost ten months in office. Not only in terms of results, but also in terms of play, there was only limited progress compared to Dardai’s second term. Hertha is falling behind the still-high standards of the club, which investor Lars Windhorst has declared a “Big City Club”. The conflict with Windhorst, who is striving for more of a voice, is now playing out publicly.
In the last two and a half years, the club has worn down six managers in Ante Covic, Jürgen Klinsmann, Alexander Nouri, Bruno Labbadia, Pal Dardai and now Korkut. In the winter transfer window, Hertha only spent a little money due to the financial effects of the Corona crisis. There was also a massive corona outbreak in the team and bad luck with injuries.