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Relegated Hertha fire Funkel

"The two sides agreed not to extend the contract that ended this season," the club said in a statement.

Funkel's would have automatically got a new deal if the club had stayed up and although he offered to carry on in the second division Hertha decided to look for a new coach.

He took over from Lucien Favre late last year after Hertha's terrible start to the Bundesliga season.

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