Hoffenheim announce new head coach

Hoffenheim announce new head coach

Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on Monday announced that 38-year-old Sebastian Hoeness will take charge of the club as the head coach. 

Hoeness has been the reserve-team coach at Bayern Munich where his uncle Uli is honorary president. He is also the son of former Hertha Berlin boss Dieter.

Sebastian Hoeness led Bayern's reserves to an unexpected third division title this season.

"Sebastian has impressively proved that he can train young players into a powerful unit and develop them individually. He chose an offensive approach that was not only attractive but also extraordinarily successful," Hoffenheim sports director Alexander Rosen said in a statement.

Hoeness succeeds Dutchman Alfred Schreuder, who was sacked in June after a series of poor performances for the club owned by billionaire Dietmar Hopp.

Under a six-man interim coaching staff, Hoffenheim won their last three games to grab sixth place and a place in the Europa League.

Hoeness, who played three games for Hoffenheim when the club was still in the third division, will begin working with the squad when they start pre-season training on August 2.

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