Felix Magath wanted to shake up, whipping, he wanted to stabilize and motivate – now the “rescuer” of Hertha BSC is powerless in isolation on his Berlin hotel room. His mission league had not started properly, the 68-year-old threw a positive coronatest from the train on Thursday.
“That the task becomes difficult, it was clear. However, it was not to be expected that even at the beginning other not influenced obstacles will be added,” said Magath of the image newspaper. “Nevertheless, we will not dissuade us, our common goal of achieving the league.”
The new head coach of the acute descent-threatened tables-17. Must equal in the first match against the TSG Hoffenheim on Saturday (15.30 pm / sky) represented by his assistant Mark Fotheringham. “He is not available for training and playing,” said it in the Hertha club account over Magath: “He’s all right, he’s almost symptom-free. We wish good improvement!”
Whether the experienced master coach the Hertha professionals neverehoch coach and will adjust to the eminently important game on Saturday and can still be uncertain. The plan with Foteringham, who led the training under Observation Magaths anyway, unless the assistant becomes infected itself.
Hertha BSC under Voltwang
Magath (68) had returned to the Bundesliga after ten years to secure the Hertha as the successor of the dismissed Tayfun cork in the remaining eight seasonal games to the league. That was considered a complicated undertaking anyway, now it will be more difficult.
After all, however, Magath can trust in his old “grinder”: Werner Leuthard, former supervisor of the Bundeswehr, returns to Hertha as athletic coach. Magath and Leuthard, known for his bang-hard units and clear announcements, have worked with Bayern Munich, at VFB Stuttgart, the VfL Wolfsburg, FC Fulham and Schalke 04.
And: the opponent will now give up the Hertha even more puzzles. In any case, Hoffenheim’s coach Sebastian Hoeneß had even had to study slightly dusty videos from Magath’s time in China to get an impression of the playing style of the old master. His little surprising realization: “His teams are always fit. They play physically intensively and are tactically usually a tick deeper.”
Therefore, earlier companions of Felix Magath trust a lot too – for example Krassimir Balakow. “He’s the only one who can master such a hammer task,” said the former Stuttgart Professional and Magath Assistant in the Kicker Interview: “Who else would be such a job at all? Of course there are no guarantees. But if someone the Hertha Can save, then he. “
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Even if the rescue mission does not start at the sideline, but on the hotel room. Against the Champions League Counterye Hoffenheim, Magath had said, he wanted to get “at least one point”.