Heiko Herrlich wins last game in charge with Peter Bosz appointed boss
Nairobi, Kenya 23 December 2018 14:03 GMT
Heiko Herrlich’s job could not be saved despite a 3-1 win over Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga with Peter Bosz appointed as the new boss after Kai Havertz scoring a double and Kevin Holland adding another with Jordan Torunarigha getting a consolation.
Peter Bosz, 54-year-old, who took Ajax through to the Europa League final, losing against Manchester United in 2017, has signed a contract to 30 June 2020 and will be joined by his assistant coach Hendrik ‘Hendrie’ Krüzen.
“Heiko Herrlich gave our team an important boost last year after a very difficult season and he took us into Europe. We were convinced and determined to turn the corner with him as head coach. said Rudi Völler as sporting managing director in explaining the decision in the club website.
“Unfortunately, there has been an undeniable stagnation in the development of the team. Even though we are within reach of the European positions at the end of the year we find ourselves in a situation after a less than satisfactory first half of the season that makes a change of coach essential from our point of view,”
“With Peter Bosz as manager we want to get back to meeting our ambitious targets as quickly as possible,” declared the Bayer 04 chairman Fernando Carro. “Of course, that is also down to the players. They have to consistently show their undoubted ability, which unfortunately has rarely been evident over the past six months.”