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Hertha BSC – Jürgen Klinsmann
Jürgen Klinsmann is the new manager of Hertha BSC having been appointed following the sacking of the previous managerial incumbent, Ante Covic, who had failed to impress in his 14 games at the helm. It is Klinsmann’s first management role in three years with his last position being the United States national team role in 2016.
Klinsmann was born in Goppingen, West Germany in 1964 and is a sporting legend in his homeland. He began his footballing career with local youth team TB Gingen in 1971 before moving through a few more junior academies and then to Stuttgarter Kickers in 1978. In 1981, Klinsmann signed his first professional contract and made his senior debut not long after. As a striker, Klinsmann scored 22 goals in his first 61 games for the club before making a high-profile switch to VfB Stuttgart in 1984. He would become a household name in his time with Stuttgart and after a couple of year he made his first international appearances while still with the club. In total, Klinsmann played over 150 games for VfB, scoring a very creditable 79 league goals in the process
After his stint with VfB, Klinsmann moved abroad for the first time in his career. His destination was Inter Milan where he would stay for three years. He played just shy of 100 games for the club, scoring 34 goals in what was a more withdrawn role than fans had become used to seeing him play. Following Inter Milan, Klinsmann moved to France with AS Monaco. In his two seasons with the club he scored 29 goals in 65 appearances. He then enjoyed a very successful single season with Tottenham Hotspur in England where he became something of a cult hero.
Returning to his homeland for the first time in six years, Klinsmann signed for Bayern Munich in 1995. In two seasons with the German giants, Klinsmann scored 31 goals in 65 appearances. It would transpire that this was Klinsmann’s last spell of consistent football. He had a very brief spell at Sampdoria where he made only a handful of appearances before having a loan spell back at Tottenham Hotspur which effectively bookended his career. He came out retirement briefly in 2003 to play for Orange County Blue Star but 1998 was when Klinsmann’s career at the top of the game finished.
Following retirement, Klinsmann took a position as coach of the German national team in 2004. He oversaw the World Cup on home soil in 2006 where he led a revitalised German team a semi-final where they were beaten by Italy. After this he went back to Bayern Munich where he failed to really make an impact and was dismissed before reaching the 50-match mark. His lack of domestic success impacted Klinsmann’s managerial reputation and he was unable to find another job until 2011 when he was approached by the Unites States to become their national team manager. He was very successful with USA, turning the team into a highly competitive unit over the course of his five years at the helm. The 2014 World Cup in Brazil is regarded as a high-point for football in the country and Klinsmann is held in high regard because of this.
Now, Klinsmann takes his second managerial job in the Bundesliga as he begins life at the helm of struggling Hertha BSC. He will be hoping to improve his image in the country following his relative failure at Bayern Munich.