The disappointed Bundesliga clubs part with their head coaches at the end of the season. After Gladbach, Wolfsburg and Augsburg, TSG Hoffenheim has now fired their coach Sebastian Hoeneß.
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and coach Sebastian Hoeneß will go their separate ways in the future. This was announced by the Bundesliga soccer team on Tuesday. The Kraichgauer reacted to the weak end of the season, in which the team had lost the qualification for the international competition with nine games without a win. It was not initially announced who would succeed the 40-year-old nephew of ex-FC Bayern boss Uli Hoeneß for the 2022/23 season. Hoeneß had a contract until the summer of 2023.
After Adi Hütter at Borussia Mönchengladbach, Markus Weinzierl at FC Augsburg and Florian Kohfeldt at VfL Wolfsburg, Hoeneß is the fourth Bundesliga head coach to leave after the end of the season. Relegated SpVgg Greuther Fürth also presented Marc Schneider as the successor to Stefan Leitl, who is moving to Hannover 96.
Hoffenheim: Inexplicable slump
“After an analysis that began before the last matchday, we have to admit that the results and events of the past two months have overshadowed much of the numerous positive aspects that this season had in store and that meanwhile brought us fourth place,” said Sports director Alexander Rosen in the message.
Recently, Rosen had demonstratively campaigned for Hoeneß. “Sebastian is a cool, honest guy, not a foam hitter, a strong communicator and an absolute football expert,” Rosen told the “kicker” at the end of April. You work together in a spirit of trust and have common goals. After the defeats against Freiburg (3: 4), Leverkusen (2: 4) and Gladbach (1: 5) that was apparently no longer the case.
Sebastian Hoeneß: No answer to the descent
Hoeneß looked after the Kraichgau club for two seasons. In his first season, Hoffenheim – shaken by many corona cases and injuries – finished eleventh. This time, given the strong squad, more seemed possible until the big crisis began in mid-March. “It’s inexplicable how we broke. It wasn’t just a bad phase, there were nine games. That’s too long,” said goalkeeper Oliver Baumann after the last game of the season.
After Gladbach’s 5-1, Hoeneß spoke of too many injuries and too many goals conceded. He wanted to start with these points in the pre-season, which includes a one-week training camp in Kitzbühel in July. Another head coach will have to do that now.