The new one starts!
On Tuesday afternoon, Hertha coach Tayfun Korkut (47) started as the successor to Pal Dardai (45), who was on leave.
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► What is the first impression like, what is it new?
Korkut seemed energetic, made clear announcements, demanded active ball demands and passionate commitment: “I want you to challenge the fucking ball. That’s the only thing I want: Call for the ball. “
His loud commands, some in English, were well received! The professionals worked hard, Prince Boateng (34) straddled, Krzysztof Piatek (26) was everywhere.
Korkut only needs to improve the cloakroom on the stormy Schenckendorffplatz: “I should have put on long johns.”
► What is construction site no. 1?
First, Korkut has to close the wobbly defense (27 goals conceded). He relies on defense chief Dedryck Boyata (31). After training, Korkut had a long conversation with Boyata, who remains the captain.
► How does manager Bobic support the trainer?
Before the start of the training, he gave a speech to the professionals. According to BILD information, Bobic made it clear to them what he expected from them: more discipline and togetherness on the pitch.
He appealed to the team unity, recalled strong joint appearances in Frankfurt (2: 1) and against Gladbach (1: 0), but also criticized the weaknesses (including the 0: 2 at Union) when the collective failed. Mission: work together better and win together.
► Can Korkut be relegated?
In 2017, Korkut took over ailing Leverkusen and managed to stay in the league at the end of the season (12th place). Bayer’s sports director Rudi Völler (61) on BILD: “In a very difficult situation in which we had a lot of injuries, Tayfun managed to lead the team with a good and clear speech. Even if we didn’t get that many points under him, he did his job well in the short time with us and later showed in Stuttgart that he can advance a team. “
In January 2018, Korkut took over VfB with 20 points and lost only one in the following 14 games by the end of the season.
► What does investor Lars Windhorst (45) think? The entrepreneur found out about the change of coach on Monday morning. Windhorst relies on Bobic’s expertise. Like Bobic, he thinks it’s better to act early instead of being reluctant to maneuver through the season.