Sports director Arne Friedrich leaves Hertha BSC with immediate effect. As the club announced on Monday evening, both parties agreed to a premature termination of cooperation.
Already in early February, the 42-year-old had announced his farewell to the end of the season.
“We have now realized in an open conversation that it is more sense with regard to the planning of the coming season more meaningful to end the cooperation now,” Sports Managing Director Fredi Bobic said.
Friedrich returned to Hertha in the fall of 2019. “Together we went through the different challenges and I had the feeling at all times that full confidence was given to me,” said the ex-professional. “For a variety of reasons, however, in recent months, I have emerged that my influence is no longer sufficient for important sporting decisions to meet my duties as a sports director. Therefore, we have decided together to end cooperation prematurely. I am and stay Herthan. “
Friedrich initially acted as Performance Manager after his return. For Hertha, he played between 2002 and 2010 as a player 288 lots. He had been the office of sports director since 2020.
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