The reports had been circulating in Germany since the start of February, and more intensely since Monday, but were suddenly confirmed rather unexpectedly on Tuesday evening: Fredi Bobic is set to leave Eintracht Frankfurt after five years at the helm. The 49-year-old sporting director was appearing a guest on public broadcaster Sportschau following the German Cup quarterfinal between Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund . He was there to look back on “a year of football during corona” but, when asked about his own future, revealed: “I don’t need to beat around the bush. We were prepared for the situation in which I would leave the club in summer 2021,” he said, adding that he actually wanted to leave in summer 2020. “But then I was asked to stay on to help the club get through the corona season, which I agreed to, for moral reasons more than anything. I said I would see out one more year, so everybody knew really.” Fredi Bobic’s high-flying birds Bobic’s most likely destination appears to be big-talking, big-spending but little-achieving Hertha Berlin, currently 15th in the Bundesliga, level on points with Arminia Bielefeld in the relegation play-off spot. Frankfurt, on the other hand, are… Read full this story
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