Rehhagel to add political cameo to German comeback
Coach Otto Rehhagel is set for a cameo appearance in German
politics as he makes his Bundesliga comeback after more than a
The Berlin branch of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian
Democrats on Thursday nominated the 73-year-old Rehhagel as a
delegate at the special March 18 parliamentary assembly that will
choose Germany’s next president.
The assembly is made up lower-house lawmakers and delegates
representing Germany’s 16 state legislatures. It’s common for
states to nominate celebrities such as Rehhagel, who led Greece to
the European Championship title in 2004.
Rehhagel was hired last weekend by Hertha Berlin to save the
struggling club from relegation.
Germany’s new president will replace Christian Wulff, who quit
last week in a corruption scandal.