HSV brings in former Cologne player Steffen Baumgart as its new head coach

Hamburger SV has found a successor for the released head coach Tim Walter. The new coach was most recently on the sidelines in the Bundesliga.

Steffen Baumgart will be the new head coach at the Hamburg sports club. This is reported by “BILD” and already provides the first contract details.

According to the report, Baumgart will receive a contract until 2025 and will lead training for the first time on Tuesday. Beforehand there should be an introductory PK with the new coach.

Baumgart is taking over the job from Tim Walter, whom the Hanseatic League released on Rose Monday.

HSV is currently in 3rd place in the 2nd Bundesliga table. The last three home games were all lost. In Walter’s last game there was a 3-4 home defeat against Hannover 96 on February 9th. The responsible team, led by sports director Jonas Boldt, then pulled the ripcord and sent Tim Walter out the door. In the 2-2 draw in Rostock last weekend, Merlin Polzin was on the bench on an interim basis.

With Steffen Baumgart, one of the most sought-after coaches in German football is now coming to the Elbe. The 52-year-old worked at 1. FC Köln until last December and became a cult figure in the cathedral city. After things didn’t go well this season and the club was in acute danger of relegation in the Bundesliga, the amicable separation was announced shortly before Christmas.