Berlin – The coaching staff for the 2019/20 season has been set, with the addition of Harald Gämperle on Friday 24th May. Gämperle will move to Hertha BSC in the summer from BSC Young Boys to take on the role as assistant coach, together with Mirko Dickhaut. “We’re excited to have convinced such an experienced coach like Harald Gämperle to join Hertha BSC. He knows the club already and is highly motivated to help us be successful,” said Michael Preetz. In addition to Čović, Dickhaut, and Gämperle, the rest of the coaching staff will be made up of goalkeeper trainer Zsolt Petry and fitness coaches Henrik Kuchno and Hendrik Vieth.
Harald ‘Harry’ Gämperle previously worked for Hertha as an assistant coach under Lucien Favre from 2007-09. Prior to that, the 51-year-old spent three years with Favre at FC Zürich, where they won the Swiss league twice and the Swiss Cup once. After his first stint at Hertha, he returned to FC Zürich before going to Bern in 2013. Gämperle was part of the Young Boys team that took home the league title in 2018 and 2019 and also created quite a splash in the Champions League this past season. During his playing career, the former Grasshoppers Zürich defender won the league title four times and the Cup once while playing in his native Switzerland in the 1990s. Overall, Gämperle played nearly 300 games across all competitions for Zürich, FC St. Gallen and Neuchâtel Xamax.