Berlin. Klinsmann also explained his retirement as a Hertha trainer with his desire for greater skills. “In my understanding, a trainer – according to the English model – should bear all athletic responsibility. This also means transfers. That gives the position a lot more power,” he told the “Bild” newspaper. At Hertha, managing director Michael Preetz is responsible for transfers.
He would leave Berlin, but would continue to work as a sports advisor to Tennor from investor Lars Windhorst and also fill his post as a member of the supervisory board.
The 55-year-old sees his sporting record with Hertha as positive. “I took over an Ascension Command and only did worse than I hoped in one game. The coaching team managed to stabilize the team and get them away from the relegation zone,” said Klinsmann.