Former HSV coach Daniel Thioune sees his end at Hamburger SV as a “defeat”, but not as a “failure”. “My team and I have set ourselves clear goals that we wanted to achieve by mid-2022. Unfulfilled mission is more likely to hit,” said the 46-year-old picture-Newspaper.
After five games without a win, Thioune was released last Monday at the traditional club, which has now slipped to fourth place in the table, club icon Horst Hrubesch will take over as coach until the end of the season. The exemption had been communicated to him “in a personal conversation by Jonas Boldt and Michael Mutzel”.
Thioune reported: “In a moment like this, the disappointment certainly outweighs it and it feels like a defeat because I started with the aim of fulfilling my contract (until 2022, i.e. Red).” His ten months with the team were characterized by “a lot of respect and appreciation”.
This also applies to his successor Hrubesch: “For me, Horst is a wonderful person, a really good coach,” said Thioune and added: “In the last few months he has been a fatherly friend to me and he is definitely able to get into to get nine points in the last 270 minutes. “