Bundesliga: Back coaching in Germany, Hertha Berlin boss Jürgen Klinsmann hunts for paperwork

Jürgen Klinsmann's is facing more than his Bundesliga opponents in his return to coaching. He is also facing the German bureaucracy.

The Associated Press January 15, 2020 21:33:12 IST
Bundesliga: Back coaching in Germany, Hertha Berlin boss Jürgen Klinsmann hunts for paperwork
  • Klinsmann needs to show DFB a valid coaching license to remain officially recognised as head coach of his new club Hertha Berlin

  • Klinsmann's club Hertha Berlin are preparing for Sunday's Bundesliga game against defending champion Bayern Munich.

  • Klinsmann continued living in California after being fired as national coach in 2016 and said he left the paperwork back in the USA.

Berlin: Jürgen Klinsmann's is facing more than his Bundesliga opponents in his return to coaching. He is also facing the German bureaucracy.

Bundesliga Back coaching in Germany Hertha Berlin boss Jrgen Klinsmann hunts for paperwork

File image of Hertha Berlin boss Jurgen Klinsmann. AP Photo

Klinsmann needs to show Germany's football federation, known as the DFB, a valid coaching license to remain officially recognised as head coach of his new club Hertha Berlin as he prepares for Sunday's game against defending champion Bayern Munich.

Klinsmann continued living in the US after being fired as national team coach in 2016 and said he left the paperwork on the wrong side of the Atlantic.

“It's lying somewhere in my little house in California, in some drawer. We'll find it again," he said Wednesday.

"The things that the DFB needs, all the information, I've mailed all that over. It's all being taken care of. It's not a problem,” he said.

The paperwork issue was first reported by German newspaper Bild.

Klinsmann didn't expect to be coaching when he returned to football with Hertha. Klinsmann had been tapped to join the club’s supervisory board in early November but ended up being offered the coaching role when Ante Covic was fired following a run of poor results.

Since then, Klinsmann has hauled Hertha away from the threat of relegation with two wins and two draws in his five games in charge.

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