After it was announced that Pablo Thiam would join the club on 6th June, he began his new role as head of sport for the club’s academy last Thursday (1/7). The 47-year-old, who moves from VfL Wolfsburg, will manage the academy together with Benjamin Weber. “It’s finally time. I’m really excited to start working here at Hertha BSC and I can’t wait to get started,” said the former professional footballer. The new man cannot complain about having little to do in his first few days. “First of all, I need to get to know everyone and learn how things work here. After that, we will work out what things might need tinkering and what things we need to improve,” commented Thiam.
Vogel to become a mentor for coaches and a coordinator
One decision Thiam has already made was regarding his long-serving predecessor, Frank Vogel. He will continue to work with the academy and immediately begin working as a mentor for coaches and a coordinator for the younger age groups. The 57-year-old will support academy coaches and focus on talents from our U12s to U16s. “I wanted to make sure that Frank remained at the club. His experience and expertise are very valuable, especially considering that he knows the club inside out. We’re therefore pleased that we’ve agreed on a new role for him,” revealed Thiam.