Radiant expressions, loud cheers, a photo of the winning team after the end of the game: Hertha was Happy on Saturday afternoon, the U 19 had just solved the final ticket in the semi-final round for the German championship against FC Augsburg.

The club slogan was emblazoned at the gangs of the amateur stadium, where the talents around the youngster Anton Kade, Luca Wollschläger and Julian Eitschberger, which had already been tried and tested in the Bundesliga, were emblazoned: “The future belongs to Berlin.” Not even five hours later the present came in. Hertha, the drama queen of the Bundesliga, missed the third match ball in series – and is now more dense on the abyss.

In his two months at Hertha BSC, Felix Magath did significantly more than wrong. He ensured that this team got a navigation device and a basic stability. With the exception of the derbies against Union, this previously fairly divided team was always competitive. However, he could not eliminate two core problems in the short time: the structurally weak offensive game – and the weakness in the nerve in crucial games and sequences.

In Bielefeld, Maximilian Mittelstädt and Luca Wollschläger were served the XXL chance to 2-0 on the silver tray, also against Mainz and in Dortmund, the rescue was feasible. Regardless of the series later Stuttgart’s sign of life, a discussable trader and a long -standing failure list to the end: there was too little of Hertha, far too little. Whether Magath was psychologically cleverly advised, for weeks and even in 15th place – and almost lusty – to bring about the relegation, it can be argued. On the other hand, not about his core thesis set up this week. “The club,” he said, “you have to renew from scratch.”

With this approach, Fredi Bobic started almost twelve months ago. In the club, which is constantly overwhelmed by himself, the managing director, which would have been enough for a first year with all its turbulence, faults, headlines and noise for a decade.

He inherited a bloated, much too expensive squad and found a cash situation that he would not have thought possible in view of the 375 million euros provided by investor Lars Windhorst. His task was after CEO Carsten Schmidt’s flash exit, the Demination of Sports Director Arne Friedrich and in view of the dilapidated permanent feud between President Werner Gegenbauer and Windhorst Windhorst than expected than expected.

homemade conflicts have Bobics seem unnecessarily difficult

The alpha animals counterbauer and Windhorst maintain such a toxic relationship with each other that you are almost inclined to distribute detoxification plasters. All of these homemade conflicts have Bobics seem unnecessarily difficult. But that should not pretend that Bobic in his core department did not solve Hertha’s crisis with some misjudgments and construction errors.

He has shot Pal Dardai, with whom Hertha has never relegated, at a questionable time and 14th place, and was irritated to the successor Tayfun Korkut. He built a squad that lacks balance, speed and axis players of a stressful age, and in January, when Hertha was still in danger of getting four newcomers, three of which were considered to be anticipated for a future, which may be never begins.

fabulous 24 points behind Union

The walk to the relegation is also a slap in the face for Bobic. Hertha has finished an incredible 24 points behind the city rival Union, and the distance was never greater. Union stands for continuity, a clear idea of itself, mostly clever personnel decisions and realism. For the Köpenickers, the European Cup is going again – and for Hertha to avert the total damage in two games.

The club, praised by Jürgen Klinsmann a little more than two years ago as the “most exciting football project in Europe”, did a reliably noisy noisy after the largest private individual investment in Bundesliga history than before. After the third disastrous season, the club’s 375 Windhorst millions threatens the crash into the 2nd division after the third disastrous season. A larger fall height had no club before the relegation.