Hamburger SV has sacked coach Daniel Thioune three games before the end of the season. Club icon Horst Hrubesch will take over the post at the second division until the end of the season, the Hanseatic League announced on Monday.
With the tough cut, the Hanseatic team are still hoping for a turnaround in the tight promotion race – most recently HSV had lost touch with the direct promotion places. The Hanseatic League currently occupy the relegation place, but pursuers Holstein Kiel can still overtake with catch-up games.
“Unfortunately, the team has often played under value recently,” said Hrubesch, 70-year-old European champion from 1980: “It has a different quality that we will have to bring to the field in the remaining games. I will have a lot of conversations, listen and try to put a few accents. “
Thioune, who only moved to the Elbe from VfL Osnabrück with a two-year contract before the start of the season, was unable to do so recently. HSV are five games without a win.
HSV: Hrubesch returns to the offspring after the season
Hrubesch wants to approach the tasks “pragmatically”: “I know many of the players and have seen several games as part of the HSV delegation in addition to a few training units this season. First of all, it’s about clearing the heads of the players.”
The team, however, “has a different quality that we will have to bring to the field in the remaining games. I will have a lot of conversations, listen in and try to set a few accents. I expect our entire squad, including coach, Staff and players bundle all their strength and concentration for the last three league games. “