German Bundesliga side Hertha BSC Berlin have fired their 39 year old coach Markus Babbel in one of the most bizarre incidence of a club firing their coach. Babbel has been linked to a number of coaching jobs in German football in recent weeks and the coach had said that he had informed the club a few weeks back that he would not extend his contract beyond summer 2012. The club officials say Babbel only made that announcement to them earlier in the week.
This matter got totally out of control over this weekend and it led to Babbel being fired by the capital club as both sides blamed each other of lies.
"After the developments of the last two days, culminating in the fact that I was called a liar more than once, both the club and I are left with no choice," said Hertha's Director of Sports Michael Preetz when he announced the sacking.
"The relationship of trust is no longer there," he added.
The whole episode leaves all involved scared and damaged, generally in a bad light with Hertha BSC now in search for a new coach as the club aims to stay in the Bundesliga after their return from division two.