Kicker report: Sandro Schwartz will become Hertha’s new coach

Magath’s successor has apparently been found

According to a media report, Sandro Schwartz is set to become the new coach of Hertha

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Audio: rbb24 Inforadio | 05/27/2022 | Colleagues discussion with Thomas Kroh | picture: IMAGO / Sven Simon

Hertha BSC appears to have found a successor to Felix Magath. According to a report by “Kicker”, Sandro Schwartz will become the new coach of the Bundesliga club. The Mainz native last worked in the Bundesliga three years ago.

Sandro Schwartz will become the new coach of Hertha Berlin. This was reported by the specialized “Kicker” magazine on Thursday evening. Recently, Hertha coach Freddy Bobic announced that there are already intense discussions with a new coach. Now it appears the DC club has agreed with Schwartz to commit as head coach.

Initially, Hertha BSC did not want to officially confirm the signing of the new coach when asked by rbb | 24.

Black is still in the Russian Cup final

Schwartz, who is currently still in Russia, will play the Russian Cup final against rivals Spartak with Dynamo Moscow on Sunday afternoon. Then he must cancel his contract there, which runs until 2024, “Kicker” writes. Herta’s interest in Schwartz was already reported at the beginning of May. Now it appears that both sides have reached an agreement.

Next week, Schwartz is supposed to arrive in Berlin and be introduced there as Hertha’s new coach. Schwartz took over at Dynamo Moscow in October 2020 and finished third in the Russian Premier League with the club last season, the 11-time Soviet champion’s best finish in a decade.

Black may also come in second tier

Prior to Schwartz’s move to Russia, the Mainz native worked at FSV Mainz 05 as head coach in the Bundesliga from 2017 to 2019. After a negative nine-point streak from his first 11 Bundesliga matches, he was laid off on November 10, 2019.

According to Kicker’s information, Schwartz, who was also a candidate for Schalke recently, would have come to Berlin even if Hertha were relegated. Football magazine reported that there was basic agreement on both scenarios. Schwartz’s assistant coach Volkan Bulot and video analyst Daniel Fischer are scheduled to follow from Moscow to Berlin. Another assistant coach may be appointed

In addition to coach Felix Magath, his assistant Mark Furingham and sports coach Werner Leuthard from Berlin at the start of the week bid farewell. Goalkeeper coach Andreas Menger and offensive coach Vidad Ibisevic will continue to participate in Hertha’s coaching staff.

Broadcasting: rbb24 | Inforadio, May 27, 2022, 6:15 a.m.

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