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Germany: Klinsmann removed from Hertha Berlin board after shock resignation

Germany, Berlin
February 13, 2020 at 14:45 GMT +00:00 · Published

Jurgen Klinsmann has been stripped of his role on the board of Hertha Berlin following his shock resignation as coach after less than three months in charge.

Hertha investor Lars Windhorst, Hertha BSC President Werner Gegenbauer and Hertha BSC Sporting Director Michael Preetz made the announcement at a press conference in Berlin on Thursday.

"You can do that as a teenager but not in business among adults when making serious agreements," said Windhorst, who is one the club's main backers.

"[Klinsmann's] way of quitting is so unacceptable that we cannot continue the co-operation with him," he added.

Preetz accused the 1990 World Cup winner and ex-national team boss of having "run away".

Klinsmann had said he wanted to return to the club's supervisory board, but subsequently entered a feud with Preetz.

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Jurgen Klinsmann has been stripped of his role on the board of Hertha Berlin following his shock resignation as coach after less than three months in charge.

Hertha investor Lars Windhorst, Hertha BSC President Werner Gegenbauer and Hertha BSC Sporting Director Michael Preetz made the announcement at a press conference in Berlin on Thursday.

"You can do that as a teenager but not in business among adults when making serious agreements," said Windhorst, who is one the club's main backers.

"[Klinsmann's] way of quitting is so unacceptable that we cannot continue the co-operation with him," he added.

Preetz accused the 1990 World Cup winner and ex-national team boss of having "run away".

Klinsmann had said he wanted to return to the club's supervisory board, but subsequently entered a feud with Preetz.

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