Bayern Munich have failed to keep Sebastian Hoeness within the club as the 38-year-old agrees to a contract with Hoffenheim, which runs until 2023, as a replacement for Alfred Schreuder. Hoeness, who led Bayern II to their 3.Liga title after a commendable season was announced as their head coach by Hoffenheim on Monday.
Hoffenheim’s sporting director Alexander Rosen spoke about finally getting to bring Hoeness home after being in contact for so long: “We’ve been in contact with Sebastian Hoeness for a long time because we’re impressed by his work and his view of football fits perfectly with the philosophy and strategy of TSG. Sebastian has impressively demonstrated his ability to shape young players into powerful assets and develop them individually.”
Sebastian #Hoeneß to be appointed #TSG Manager ❗#TSG Hoffenheim will be managed by Sebastian Hoeneß. The 38-year-old moves to Kraichgau from @FCBayern II and will sign a contract until 30th June 2023. pic.twitter.com/O7I2l41cVI— TSG Hoffenheim EN (@achtzehn99_en) July 27, 2020
Even though Hasan Salihamidzic did not want to let him go, Hoeness was very much interested in taking up the new challenge. He said, “Working at Hoffenheim is a huge challenge that I’m really looking forward to. The club’s basic philosophy is identical to my idea of football — offensive, courageous, flexible and always active.”
Salihamidzic wished him luck for his future endeavours as he explained how the club did not want to stand in his way as he decided to leave Bayern, “We’re proud of what’s been achieved at the FC Bayern Campus. We don’t just bring through young players there, but also coaches. Of course, it’s a shame Sebastian is leaving us, but we decided not to stand in his way. Sebastian is a super guy, and we wish him all the best with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga and Europa League.”
With his debut as a head coach in the top flight of the Bundesliga, Hoeness becomes the second youngest coach Hoffenheim have ever appointed – after Julian Nagelsmann who took the job at an early age of 28.
We wish Sebastian Hoeness the best of luck for his journey in the top flight.