Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Hertha Berlin fired coach Dardai, appointed Korkut. NWN News

BERLIN (NWN) — Hertha Berlin fired coach Pal Dardai for 10 months in his second spell at the German Bundesliga club and replaced him with former Bayer Leverkusen coach Taifun Korkut on Monday.

The Hungarian coach is 14th in the 18-team table with Hertha and is in the running for a four-game win after a 1-1 draw with Augsburg on Saturday. Notably, on 20 November it suffered a 2–0 loss to cross-city rivals Union Berlin as Union is at the top of the table with a very small budget.

This is the seventh change of coach for Hertha since June 2019, when Dardai was fired from his first spell in charge after four years. Hertha has received extensive financial backing from investor Lars Windhorst in recent years, but this did not convert it into league success before spending slowed this year.

Korkut is a former Turkish international who coached the then Bundesliga club Hannover from 2013 to 2015 and served as interim coach at Leverkusen in 2017. He hasn’t had a coaching job since an unsuccessful nine-month stint with Stuttgart. Year.

Sporting director Freddy Bobic said that Korkut was chosen to “give the team new impulse and new input” beyond just stabilizing results.

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