Hertha Berlin would let Fredi Bobic move to the DFB

According to Kicker, Hertha Berlin would not stay in the way should Fredi Bobic wish to move to the DFB. Following the dismissal of Oliver Bierhoff as sporting director of the DFB, Bobic has been considered as one of the favourites to take up the role

The role became available following Germany’s second consecutive World Cup group stage exit. Both the DFB and head coach Hansi Flick were heavily criticised for their role in the downfall. Despite Flick keeping his job, Bierhoff resigned from his post

Hertha president Kay Bernstein explained in an interview with Kicker that he is happy with Bobic as sporting director but if worst came to worst he would let him which Berlin for Frankfurt Main. 

When asked whether he would give Bobic the go-ahead should he be offered the DFB role, Bernstein simply replied: “yes.” He continued: “I always take the position that travellers shouldn’t be stopped. But again: Fredi Bobic is in a responsible position at Hertha BSC – and if I have my way, he’ll be there for a while longer.” 

Bobic’s contract with Hertha runs until 2024 and has been working alongside Bernstein since his appointment in the summer. Since then, the president insists that the pair have worked well together. 

“The club establishment expected a different outcome in June. And of course Fredi and I had to get to know each other first. But that happened pretty quickly. We have a clear, trusting exchange and a stable relationship and we both want the same thing for this club,” Bernstein told Kicker. 

GGFN | Jamie Allen

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