Bundesliga side, Hoffenheim has today, Monday 27th July confirmed the appointment of Sebastian Hoeness as their new head coach on a three-year deal.
The 38-year-old tactician has signed a contract keeping him at the club until 30th June 2023.
Hoeness joins Hoffenheim from Bayern Munich II to replace Alfred Schreuder, who quit the Bundesliga club with four games to play last season.
In a statement on the club’s official website Hoffenheim sporting director Alexander Rosen said: “We’ve been in contact with Sebastian Hoeness for quite some time now, as we’re impressed by his work and his understanding of football is a perfect fit for TSG’s philosophy and strategy.
“We’re very happy to be moving forward with Sebastian. We took the time to talk intensively about the club’s direction, objectives and other important details of our cooperation. We’re absolutely identical on many issues. In addition to this outstanding foundation content-wise, I’m personally looking forward to working with a really strong guy who fits in wonderfully with our coaching and back-room team.”
Hoeness most recently worked for the FC Bayern Munich U23s, whom he sensationally guided to the third division title last term despite being a newcomer in the division. He was also awarded the league’s manager of the season award.
In his youth, Hoeness played for TSV Ottobrunn, TSV Grotzingen and VfB Stuttgart. In his senior career, he played for Hertha BSC II and 1899 Hoffenheim. In 2010 he ended his playing career.
He worked as a youth coach for Hertha 03 Zehlendorf (U19s), RB Leipzig (U17s) and FC Bayern Munich (U19s, U23s).
Hoeness takes over a side that finished sixth in the Bundesliga to secure a place in the group stage of the Europa League.