When he was presented as the new coach of Hertha BSC, Felix Magath warned of further disputes and conflicts at the Berlin Bundesliga club.

"I hope it's clear to everyone that in the next few weeks it's about Hertha BSC, not Felix Magath or Fredi Bobic.

It's about the club being in a situation where they need broad support, the players need support," said the 68-year-old.

Recently, in addition to the sporting descent to 17th place at Hertha, there have always been public disputes and differences of opinion - right up to the presidency and million-dollar investor Lars Windhorst.

The team, which slipped down to 17th place, made a “somewhat uncoordinated” impression on him recently, said Magath.

For precise plans for the sporting upswing, however, he still has to get to know the players better.

The first game under Magath is on Saturday (3.30 p.m. in the FAZ live ticker for the Bundesliga and on Sky) against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim.

The former master coach of FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg admitted that the comeback was a surprise for him too.

“In and of itself, I no longer wanted to work as a coach in the Bundesliga.

On the other hand, I describe myself as an athlete, as a footballer.

I've done almost nothing else in my life.

I can't help it.

I'm a soccer player, I want soccer.

I'm able to adapt to situations," said Magath.