JRecently, news came to light that Jürgen Klinsmann had left his coaching license (needed to manage in the Bundesliga) back home in California, thus raising doubts that he would be sitting on the Hertha Berlin bench against Bayern Munich. Now however, Sport1 reports that the former Bayern coach has had his licenses renewed by the DFB, temporarily, to the tune of three weeks.
Bundesliga coaches are required to renew their license every three years and Klinsmann had left his documents in California because he was not aware he was about to take up the Hertha job. Luckily for the German, he meets the necessary requirements needed to extend his license, thanks to his training in the US. Apparently, the only thing Klinsmann needed was for an acquaintance to photograph his needed documents so they could be forwarded by email — and voila, he’ll be coaching his team on Sunday as a result.
Hertha is Klinsmann’s first job since managing the USMNT, and the haphazard nature of his sudden appointment has meant that he’s dived straight back into the deep end. Hopefully he sinks against Bayern... He can swim later.