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Jurgen Klinsmann cites lack of backing as he resigns as Hertha Berlin coach

Jürgen Klinsmann has resigned as Hertha Berlin head coach after just 10 weeks, citing a lack of backing and trust as the club battle against Bundesliga relegation.

“We were on a good path and despite difficult games had moved six points away from the relegation spots. I am totally convinced that Hertha will stay up,” Klinsmann said in a statement on Tuesday.

“But for that task to be completed, as head coach I need the trust of all those involved. In the fight against relegation unity, solidarity and concentration are the key elements. If they are not guaranteed then I cannot deliver on my full potential as a coach and cannot live up to my responsibilities.”

Sitting five points above the relegation zone, Hertha BSC have won just one of their last five, prompting them to spend €76 million in the January transfer window.

 

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