OK, I should have followed up on this one. On Saturday of course Hertha BSC Berlin lost 0-5 to VfB Stuttgart, and I speculated that coach Michael would be fired. Sure enough, on Sunday night, Hertha GM Michael Preetz fired “Skibbe, Skibbe, Skibbe-to-the-loo”.
Michael Skibbe has managed to have a pretty nice career without accomplishing very much. He certainly was an abject failure at Dortmund, we was OK as a Germany assistant. Pretty much sucked at Leverksuen, Frankfurt, Galatasaray, Eskisehirspor and now Hertha.
Now when Hertha fired Markus Babbel and replaced him with Skibbe back in December, many pundits predicted this would end badly. But even the most rabid naysayers would have expected Skibbe to lose all his matches and only last 52 days.
Ultimately, I think most Hertha fans think Preetz should also fire himself.
One thing that would be “hella” funny (to use daughter-unit speech) would be if Hertha would hire Holger Stanislawski, who was just fired by Hoffenheim and replaced by Markus Babbel. And maybe both teams would be in relegation trouble and face each other in the last round of the season…