Berlin (dpa) - Jürgen Klinsmann sees Bundesliga soccer club Hertha BSC back on track after his departure a good year ago after Carsten Schmidt was appointed CEO.

"At the end of the day, it always depends on the people," said the former Hertha coach in the context of a round table organized by the Bundesliga on "Transfermarkt.us".

"They have to have a vision and clearly defined goals, and that is now the challenge for Hertha to get back on track," said Klinsmann.

Despite his hasty departure on February 11, 2020 after less than 80 days in office, the 56-year-old continues to suffer with the relegation-threatened capital club.

"It is sad to see the club where it is now," said Klinsmann, who had written a report for investor Lars Windhorst in the course of his departure, but which also landed on "Sport Bild" and was published there.

"This report should be confidential," said the former national coach, "that harmed me."

In the report, he analyzed the club's situation and, above all, criticized the former manager Michael Preetz, from whom Hertha separated this January.

Windhorst himself had praised Klinsmann's analysis in an interview with the German Press Agency: “Looking back, many have now noticed that many of Jürgen Klinsmann's impulses and analyzes were not so wrong.

It could have been very constructive. "


The former world-class striker hopes that Fredi Bobic will end up in Berlin after his departure from Eintracht Frankfurt: "I think it would be fantastic for the club because he is a proven personality in the business."

Klinsmann himself is counting on a return as a coach: "I will return to the coaching bench because that's where I feel the most challenged."

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