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Jurgen Klinsmann steps down as head coach of Hertha Berlin after 10 weeks

Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin were shocked on Tuesday after receiving the resignation of their coach “Jurgen Klinsmann” just after 10 weeks of coaching.
The former German  striker 1990 World Cup winner announced his surprise exit from the club in a post on his Facebook page, three days after Hertha slumped to a 3-1 home defeat to fellow strugglers Mainz which left them just six points above the drop zone.
"After long consideration, I have decided to give up my position as head coach and return to my original, long-term role on the club board," wrote the 55-year-old.
"I am convinced that Hertha will stay up," he added in a message addressed to the club's fans, before suggesting that he felt a lack of trust from the club hierarchy.
"In a relegation fight, unity, solidarity and concentration on the essentials are the most important things. If they are not guaranteed, I can't reach my potential and live up to my responsibility as coach."
Jurgen  Klinsmann's decision is a shock to Hertha, who had looked to him to guide them away from relegation and towards the Champions League places.
"We were very surprised by what happened this morning. There were no previous indications of this decision," said sporting director Michael Preetz.
However, the club management have confirmed and revealed that Klinsmann's assistant Alexander Nouri would take charge as interim coach with immediate effect.
Media report from German daily Bild, reveals that Jurgen Klinsmann may have resigned due to a dispute with the club over his future in the Hertha dugout. The media giant further claimed that “Jurgen Klinsmann” was frustrated by the club's reluctance to guarantee his job as coach beyond the summer.
However, Jurgen Klinsmann will still retain his place on the club board, a position he held before taking over from Covic last November.
As Germany head coach, Klinsmann presided over the so-called "summer fairytale" of 2006, leading the national team to the World Cup semi-finals on home soil.
He was later appointed as head coached of the US national men's team from 2011 to 2016, leading them to the World Cup finals in Brazil in 2014.
Hertha was only his second job in club football, following a similarly ill-fated spell at Bayern Munich in 2009.

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