Second division Hamburger SV is facing the commitment of Tim Walter as the new head coach, according to media reports. The 45-year-old would succeed Horst Hrubesch, who replaced Daniel Thioune on leave in the last three games of the season, if there was a final agreement with the Hanseatic League.
“Anyone who signs me knows exactly what kind of coach they are getting,” the 45-year-old made clear last summer when he was interviewed by the Socrates magazine talked about his signature style as a coach.
“I’m a coach who lets his team play dominant, attacking and attractive football. I stand by that, that’s my core competence,” Walter explained his game philosophy, but also said: “What I often miss out on is that Indication that no offensive works if the defensive is not right. “
In Hamburg, in addition to Walter, the former assistant coach Tobias Schweinsteiger (currently at 1. FC Nürnberg) was recently traded. HSV had previously courted Steffen Baumgart, who was leaving SC Paderborn, but the 49-year-old decided on 1. FC Köln. Since relegation from the Bundesliga in 2018, five different coaches have sat in the coaching bench of the Hanseatic League.
Walter was most recently under contract with VfB Stuttgart before he had to vacate his post there early in December 2019. He also trained Holstein Kiel and the amateurs of FC Bayern.