Dieter Hecking to take over as new HSV coach

The 54-year-old will be the club’s new head coach.

Hamburger SV have signed Dieter Hecking as their new head coach. The 54-year-old recently coached Borussia Mönchengladbach for the past two and a half years, leading them to fifth in the last Bundesliga campaign. Hecking is one of the most experienced coaches in German football, having been in charge of 419 Bundesliga and 136 2. Bundesliga games so far in his career. His biggest success came in charge of VfL Wolfsburg, where he spent over three years, winning the DFB-Pokal and finishing second in the 2014/15 season. 

The former midfielder (36 Bundesliga and 202 2. Bundesliga appearances) began his coaching career at fourth-division outfit SC Verl. He then led VfB Lübeck into the 2. Bundesliga with two promotions (2001-04), before he was promoted with Alemannia Aachen into the Bundesliga from the second division (2004-06). After that, he took over at relegation-threatened Hannover 96 (2006-09), ensuring their survival and later stability. 1. FC Nürnberg was his next club (2009-12) – he enjoyed a good time there too, keeping them up and then leading them to an excellent sixth-place finish in his second season there. He then moved to Wolfsburg (2013-16). 

Dieter Hecking will be officially presented in a press conference on Wednesday (29/5, 14:00 CEST).