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Hertha end Skibbe's short stint as coach

Published: Sunday 12 February 2012, 16.55CET
Michael Skibbe has been relieved of his role as Hertha BSC Berlin coach less than two months after replacing Markus Babbel, leaving them just one place above the relegation zone.
Hertha end Skibbe's short stint as coach
Michael Skibbe has previously been in charge of Leverkusen and Dortmund ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 12 February 2012, 16.55CET

Hertha end Skibbe's short stint as coach

Michael Skibbe has been relieved of his role as Hertha BSC Berlin coach less than two months after replacing Markus Babbel, leaving them just one place above the relegation zone.

Hertha BSC Berlin have parted company with coach Michael Skibbe less than two months after his appointment.

Skibbe was awarded a two-and-a-half-year deal as Markus Babbel's successor on 22 December, but a run of five straight defeats prompted the capital club to relive him of his duties. Those results have left Hertha just one spot above the relegation zone.

"We were forced to make this decision after five defeats in a row and the 5-0 loss against Stuttgart [on Saturday]," said Hertha's sporting director Michael Preetz. "We will find a short-term solution, but at the same time we will be looking for a new coach."

Last updated: 12/02/12 17.18CET

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