Sports director Arne Friedrich has left his future at Hertha BSC open. “My situation will be resolved when the round is over,” said the former international on Wednesday in a media round.
Previously, Hertha President Werner Gegenbauer had in the Sports picture expressed the desire to continue working with coach Pal Dardai and Friedrich after the current season.
“I am of course pleased that the feedback from Hertha is so positive,” said Friedrich. Talks with those responsible about the future have not yet taken place, said the 41-year-old: “We will meet at the appropriate time.”
Friedrich had come to Hertha in 2019 at the behest of the then coach Jürgen Klinsmann as “Performance Manager”, and before the current season he had been promoted to sports director.
After separating from Sport Director Michael Preetz in January, Friedrich was responsible for the sporting area, at the same time Dardai had inherited Bruno Labbadia as head coach. For the new season, Fredi Bobic will come to Berlin as the new Sport Director of Eintracht Frankfurt.
Arne Friedrich: “An incredible journey”
Before the negotiations, it is still important to avert the fall into the second division. The team is currently in 17th place, but has played three games fewer than the competition due to a corona quarantine.