Magath speaks on goals, expectations and coaching style at Hertha reveal

By Rune Gjerulff

Felix Magath was officially unveiled as the new coach of Hertha BSC at a press conference on Monday.

Former Bayern München and Wolfsburg coach Felix Magath was appointed as the new coach of Hertha BSC yesterday, replacing Tayfun Korkut until the end of the season.


Magath takes over a failing side, occupying 17th place in the Bundesliga after five straight defeats.

In his first press conference as Hertha manager today, the 68-year-old coaching veteran shared his thoughts on the difficult task ahead.

“We all need to work together to get out of this difficult situation – it’s not about me or Fredi, just Hertha BSC. We will only achieve our goal when we are fully focused on the task and focused on the essential,” Magath told reporters. .

“I have to meet the guys first, I have to get a feel for them. Watching the game on Saturday, I saw that the players had the will to win, but lacked coordination. The first chance I will be against Hoffenheim – our focus is entirely on that.

“From the start, we’ve only talked about these last eight Bundesliga games and keeping the club going. I’m not looking at anything else – I’ll do everything I have to end this winless streak and stay. in this division.”


Known for being disciplinary, Magath also commented on his coaching style:

“It’s always about training players as best you can and getting them ready for games. Discipline is an equally important aspect of sport, especially in team sports. It’s something I had to learn when I was a player, and now I ask my players here at Hertha BSC to be disciplined.

“I’m not doing it for myself. My most valuable players will be those who put in a big effort to help this club stay in the Bundesliga.”

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