Hoffenheim have parted ways with Sebastian Hoeness.
|Sebastian Hoeness.||Photo: TSG Hoffenheim|
Sebastian Hoeness has officially left his role as Hoffenheim coach by mutual consent.
The decision has been made after Hoffenheim finished ninth in the Bundesliga following a winless run of nine games.
"In recent months, we‘ve consistently and clearly expressed our appreciation for Sebastian Hoeness as a coach and a person. That's another reason why this decision was not easy for us," commented the club's director of football, Alexander Rosen.
"But after an analysis that had commenced even before the final matchday, we have to admit that the results and events of the past two months have overshadowed many of the numerous positive aspects that this season has thrown up and led to us occupying fourth place at one point.
"The all-important question we had to ask ourselves after these negative impressions was whether, in this context, we as a club could start the new season unencumbered. After in-depth discussions, we jointly responded to this question in the negative," Rosen said.