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Holger Seitz to coach FC Bayern Munich II (again)

Sebastian Hoeness’s successor has been found: his predecessor.

Bayern Muenchen II v VfL Wolfsburg II - Third League Playoff Second Leg Photo by Sebastian Widmann/Bongarts/Getty Images

In a move that brings it all full circle, Holger Seitz will take over the coaching duties for FC Bayern Munich II after Sebastian Hoeness left to become the boss at Hoffenheim. Seitz, who coached FCB II before Hoeness, will take over this role for a period of one year, after which he will resume his duties of running Bayern’s academy. His resumé will go from academy manager to FCB II manager back to academy manager now to FCBII manager and after this year, back to academy manager. Hasan Salihamidzic had this to say:

After we made it possible for Sebastian Hoeness to continue his development in the Bundesliga as coach of TSG Hoffenheim, we quickly looked for a coach who knew our playing system, our club, and the campus. Holger was Sebastian’s predecessor and is his successor. We think that’s a very good combination. We are grateful to Holger Seitz that he is now resuming his work as a coach, after which he will take over the sporting direction of our campus.

This move seems to be about continuity. Seitz is intimately familiar with the squad and Bayern’s style of play: he was the coach who led the team to promotion to the 3.Liga. And with Martin Demichelis currently coaching Bayern’s U19 team, maybe his tenure could serve a placeholder to see whether Demichelis earns a promotion to the reserves. Either way, it is a move is likely to cause the least amount of stir and keep everyone happy. Bayern get to continue enjoying success with their reserves, and Seitz gets to eventually go back to managing the academy where he seems most content.

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