German Press: Wolfsburg Look Into Signing Hertha BSC’s Hungarian Head Coach
Tamás Székely 2016.11.04.
Last season’s UEFA Champions Leauge quarter-finalists Vfl Wolfsburg have made a generous offer to Hertha BSC’s Hungarian head coach Pál Dárdai, German sports magazine Kicker reported. The unofficial enquiry made by unnamed Wolfsburg contact-men, however, have come to an end soon, because the Hungarian said he had no intention to leave his beloved club.
Wolfsburg, which could not win a league game since August, reportedly offered yearly €2,4 million to the Hungarian coach, who allegedly earns only about €600k in Berlin in a season. Dárdai knows well the green-white club, located 180 km west of the German capital, because he had an internship with Wolfsburg when he was trained there too to become a football coach after his professional career with Hertha.
Commenting on his future, Dárdai told German daily Bild: “I work for Hertha, my heart belongs to the club. However, a coach or a player rarely stays at a single club for more than fifteen years. Therefore I work here as good as I can to receive suitable offers in the future. I have been visited recently by five or six agents, all of them were talking about tempting offers. We’ll see what the future brings. I still have one year left on my contract her and I talk about the possible extension with the club manager every spring. As long as both parties are happy, I continue to work in Berlin.”
Under the leadership of Pál Dárdai, a former head coach of the Hungarian national team, Hertha BSC have made their best ever start to the German first division, occupying currently the fifth position on the table with 17 points from 9 games. Their next match is against this season’s Champions League surprise package Borussia Mönchengladbach in Berlin tonight.