FC Bayern agree to release Sebastian Hoeneß to take over at Hoffenheim
FC Bayern Munich have agreed to allow the club's Reserve team coach Sebastian Hoeneß to join TSG 1899 Hoffenheim. Hoeneß joined FCB in July 2017, at first taking charge of the U19s and then the Reserves in the third division at the start of last season. The young promoted team went on to win the league. A decision on Hoeneß's successor will be made shortly.
Board member for sport Hasan Salihamidžić: "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."
Sebastian Hoeneß: "I'm immensely thankful to have worked at this great club. It was a fantastic time, in which I was able to progress as a young coach. I'd also like to thank the entire board, including Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Hasan Salihamidžić, as well as the executive committee and Herbert Hainer for the trust they gave me to take over our Reserves. Special thanks also go to Jochen Sauer, with whom I have worked very closely and confidently. I'd also like to thank Hansi Flick for the good work we had together, as well as Hermann Gerland, who has particularly shaped me as a coach. And, of course, huge thanks to my coaching staff, all the staff at the FC Bayern Campus and my players. And last but not least, thank you to our fans for their sensational support. I will never forget our title-winning season in the third division."
Under Hoeneß, the FC Bayern U19s reached the knockout stages of the UEFA Youth League for the first time in 2018, reaching the round of 16 before a 3-2 loss to Real Madrid. After winning the third division in 2019/20, the 38-year-old was named "Coach of the Year".
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