- Jens Lehmann made 147 appearances for Premier League side Arsenal during two spells
- The 51-year-old had been recruited to be part of the board of German Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin
- He has been sacked at the club for referring to Dennis Aogo as ‘a token Black guy’
Bundesliga club Hertha Berlin have removed former Arsenal goalkeeper Jens Lehmann from the club’s board after he referred to former German player Dennis Aogo as ‘a token Black guy’.
Lehman had in a private WhatsApp message called Aogo such a name which has now attracted the wrath of the club where he used to be a board member.
The ex-goalie quickly took to social media to apologise to former German star Dennis Aogo, who is now a pundit with Sky Sports in Germany.
The 51-year-old sent a WhatsApp message to Aogo, asking:
“Is Dennis actually your Quotenschwarzer (token black guy)?”
Aogo then posted a screenshot of the message on his Instagram story, captioning it:
“Wow, are you serious? This message was probably not meant for me.”
President of Hertha Berlin was furious with the development and immediately distanced the team from the comments when he said via The Athletic:
“Such statements are in no way representative of the values that Hertha BSC stands for.
“We distance ourselves from all forms of racism and welcome the action taken by TENNOR Holding.”
Lehman claimed he was using Quote (quota) in reference to TV ratings, which is also Quote in German.
Meanwhile, Julian Nagelsmann will officially become Bayern Munich's manager ahead of the new season and will resume duties on July 1, 2021.
The hiring of the RB Leipzig boss came at a cost for the Bavarians as the Bundesliga giants will be paying their rivals up to €25million including bonuses as compensation.
The 33-year-old manager signed a five deal for the Allianz Arena outfit, a record-signing made by any coach.
The high-profile Nagelsmann qualified Leipzig into last season's Champions semi-finals and his side is on course to finish behind his new employers.
Legit.ng earlier reported that barely two weeks after his sack at Tottenham, Jose Mourinho has been appointed as the new manager of Italian League side AS Roma from the 2021-22 season.
The 58-year-old Portuguese manager will be in charge of the Serie A club until the summer of 2024 after succeeding Paulo Fonseca.
Tottenham fired the two-time Champions League winner owing to a poor run of results but the 'Special One' has been handed a clean slate by his new employers.