Jurgen Klinsmann explained his abrupt decision to leave his position as Hertha Berlin manager after just 76 days in charge.
"I took over a suicide mission. Only in one match, we did not get what I hoped for. The coaching staff managed to stabilize the team and get it away from the relegation ranks. From my understanding, a coach should have the full sporting responsibility, just like the English model. And, thus, also over transfers. This gives the position more power. The last few weeks cost too much energy spent with side issues. If I am responsible for the team as a coach, I want to put all my energy into working with the squad," said Klinsmann.
Klinsmann will stay with the club in an advisory role.
The club are currently in 14th place in the Bundesliga, six points from relegation.