Emotional farewell letter to HSV fans before the game against Elversberg

Pure emotions at HSV: Before the home game against SV Elversberg, fired coach Tim Walter says goodbye to fans and the club in a letter.

Tim Walter was HSV’s coach for 956 days; since professional football was introduced in 1963, only Ernst Happel, Frank Pagelsdorf, Kuno Klötzer, Benno Möhlmann and Klaus-Dieter Ochs have lasted longer in Hamburg’s “ejection seat”. Almost two weeks after his release, the 48-year-old was able to say goodbye to the Rothosen in the HSV club magazine “HSVlive”.

“It breaks my heart that I have to say goodbye to all of you on this way,” Tim Walter began his emotional farewell letter. In his two and a half years at HSV, his “whole goal” was to achieve promotion. “The fact that we didn’t make it together makes me very sad – and given some of the events (especially Vuskovic, Sandhausen) I’m also angry.”

Tim Walter says goodbye to HSV fans: “You are in the first league!”

Walter is grateful “to have been part of and co-creator of such a great club. Even in the worst defeats, we always stuck together, supported each other, built each other up and carried on.” He now wants to thank his players, the coaches, doctors and therapists, as well as sports director Jonas Boldt, sports director Claus Costa, press spokesman Philipp Langer and the office staff.

“Thank you all and every single one of these fantastic fans who have gone through ups and downs with us and have often supported us,” said Tim Walter, addressing those who give everything for HSV in the stands week after week. “You’re in the first league!”