Rehhagel steps in to 'help' Hertha Berlin

Hertha Berlin named Otto Rehhagel as its new coach Sunday for the remainder of the Bundesliga season.

The 73-year-old Rehhagel last coached Greece from 2001-10, leading the country to an improbable Euro 2004 title. He also previously coached Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund, and Bayern Munich, among others, on the club level.

Hertha Berlin fired Michael Skibbe after five matches last week, and looked to Rehhagel, a former Hertha player, to save the club from relegation.

"The team is in big trouble and I hope that my wealth of experience will be of help," Rehhagel said. "I am sure that the players can turn things around. There are still three teams below us in the table.

"All that counts is retaining Bundesliga status."

Hertha just returned to the Bundesliga this season following a year in the Bundesliga 2, and sits just two points out of the relegation zone in 15th.