Vedad Ibišević has joined Hertha BSC as a member of Pál Dárdai's coaching staff.
|Vedad Ibišević.||Photo: Steindy, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0|
Veteran striker Vedad Ibišević (36) has returned to Hertha BSC as an offensive coach.
The Bosnian, who plied his trade at the club from 2015 to 2020, scoring 56 goals in 159 appearances, will train both the professionals and the youth academy attackers. He last played for Schalke 04, where it did not work out for him and the contract had to be cancelled by the Royal Blues.
Hertha managing director Fredi Bobic was happy to announce his return, and had this to say:
"We are very pleased that with Vedad Ibišević we were able to integrate another Herthaner into the club. I am convinced that with his experience and his qualities as a former top striker, he will help to make our offensive players even better in the professional and performance area."
Head coach Pál Dárdai can count on the former striker to pass on all his knowledge to the squad. Dárdai said, "Vedad was already my extended arm on the pitch during his time as a player. He is a leader, I look forward to working with him and to his input as a coach for this important area. This allows us to make the training even more individual overall."
Ibišević himself feels right at home at Hertha, where he can take his first steps towards training the next generation of players.