Sebastian Hoeness: TSG Hoffenheim have announced that the club and the manager, Sebastian Hoeness have parted ways.
TSG’s director of football Alexander Rosen explained the situation: “In recent months, we‘ve consistently and clearly expressed our appreciation for Sebastian Hoeness as a coach and a person. That’s another reason why this decision was not easy for us. But after an analysis that had commenced even before the final matchday, we have to admit that the results and events of the past two months have overshadowed many of the numerous positive aspects that this season has thrown up and led to us occupying fourth place at one point. The all-important question we had to ask ourselves after these negative impressions was whether, in this context, we as a club could start the new season unencumbered. After in-depth discussions, we jointly responded to this question in the negative,” Rosen continued.
“We’ve always been aware of the circumstances that have permanently accompanied Sebastian during his first spell as a coach in professional football,” added TSG’s director of football.
“We highly regret this development, both on a sporting and personal level,” said Rosen. “After the disappointments of the past few weeks, it’s now a case of “looking forward again. And igniting fresh energy for the coming season,” he added. “To this end, we will not only make changes to the coaching position,” said Rosen, as he reflected on the work that lies ahead in the coming weeks. “We thank Sebastian Hoeness for the work he has done and wish him all the best for his future coaching career.”
Sebastian Hoeness reacts
“Following a detailed discussion with Alexander Rosen and the club management yesterday afternoon, we’ve jointly agreed to end our cooperation. The past two seasons have been characterised by adverse circumstances, but by successes too. In recent weeks, we’ve conducted an intensive analysis of our work together. And failed to reach a consensus on the future direction of the club. An amicable parting of the ways is therefore logical, in my eyes. I would like to expressly thank Alex Rosen, the team, the management, and all employees for their trusting cooperation. And wish TSG and their fans all the best and every success for the future,” Sebastian Hoeness said.