Lehmann replaces Klinsmann on Hertha board

BERLIN (AP) — Hertha Berlin has appointed former Germany goalkeeper Jens Lehmann to take Jürgen Klinsmann’s place on the Bundesliga club’s supervisory board.

Lehmann’s appointment last Sunday as a sporting consultant coincides with Hertha also hiring agent Marc Kosicke for the supervisory board. Kosicke’s clients include Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp and Leipzig coach Julian Nagelsmann.

Klinsmann had wanted to resume his boardroom role after quitting as Hertha coach following nine league games in February. Investor Lars Windhorst, who pumped USD250 million into the club last year, said the manner of the former Germany and United States (US) coach’s abrupt departure meant the trust between the two was broken.

Windhorst is hoping for a more successful outcome with the choice of Lehmann. The former Borussia Dortmund and Arsenal goalkeeper, who played in 394 Bundesliga games and 148 in the Premier League, has been working as a pundit.

Former German national football team goalkeeper Jens Lehmann. PHOTO: AP