As reported by Kicker, former Hertha Berlin sporting director Fredi Bobic has left his role on the DFL supervisory board. The news comes as the 51-year-old was sacked from his position at Hertha last weekend following a run of bad results.
Bobic joined Hertha as their sporting director in 2021 from Eintracht Frankfurt and during his tenure in the capital, he also joined the DFB’s supervisory board. He had a contract that lasted until 2024 with Hertha.
During his time at Hertha, Bobic was part of the decision to hire three different managers in Tayfun Korkut, Felix Magath and Sandro Schwarz. Last season, the club scraped safety, beating Hamburg in the relegation playoff.
The club currently find themselves 17th in the Bundesliga and are winless in the first three games of the year. On Saturday they also lost the Berlin derby for the fifth time in a row cementing themselves as Berlin’s second club
On Thursday, Hans-Joachim Watzke, chairman of the DFL supervisory board, released the following statement: “The supervisory board regrets that Fredi Bobic is leaving the board. We would like to thank him for his commitment and the trusting cooperation in the spirit of the Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2.”
The DFL General Assembly will meet to discuss a potential successor before announcing a replacement in March.
GGFN | Jamie Allen