Sandro Schwarz becomes a trainer at Hertha BSC & Magath’s successor

Sandro Schwarz should find Hertha BSC back on the road to success for the coming season. The Bundesliga club announced the commitment of the coach.

Hertha BSC has introduced a new coach: Sandro Schwarz will be on the sidelines for the Bundesliga club from the capital in the future. The club confirmed this on Thursday morning. The 43-year-old has signed a two-year contract in Berlin until 2024.

Black received clearance from Dynamo Moscow

As of Tuesday, Schwarz was still living in the Russian capital, Moscow. There he coached Dynamo Moscow and only received the release from the club on Sunday evening. On Tuesday evening he landed in Frankfurt after a flight via Istanbul. This is where he is said to have met Hertha manager Fredi Bobic on Wednesday – and then everything obviously happened very quickly. Probably on the same day, the committees of the capital club agreed to a commitment from the coach.

“When looking for a new coach for Hertha BSC, I focused not only on professional qualities, but also on enthusiasm, passion and emotionality. Sandro showed all of that during his time at FSV Mainz 05 and also at Dynamo Moscow,” says Bobic happily the deal: “With his personality, the active and forward-looking way of playing football, Sandro can create a bond between the green turf and the environment. That’s what we need at Hertha BSC.”

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Hertha BSC narrowly escaped relegation from the Bundesliga

Schwarz is now going on vacation before being officially presented in Berlin on June 20th. He’s already excited about his new job: “I’ve had some very good and intensive talks with Fredi Bobic. With all the openness and clarity that it takes. I’m very keen to help shape the restart at Hertha BSC. The club has one difficult time behind me. I’m really looking forward to turning that into a positive one with work, joy and a lot of energy.”

Black will take assistant coach Volkan Bulut to Berlin. Another assistant coach is yet to be announced. It’s not an easy task for the coaching staff. Hertha narrowly escaped relegation from the Bundesliga last season and was only able to save itself with a 2-0 win in the relegation second leg at Hamburger SV. The old lady of German football has been lagging behind her own claims for years.

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