Daniel Thioune will train the second division soccer team Hamburger SV in the future. The 45-year-old former coach of the league competitor VfL Osnabrück will succeed Dieter Hecking at HSV. The HSV had not renewed Heckings contract expired on June 30 after the missed promotion. 

Since Thiounes contract in Osnabrück was still valid for one season, the Hamburgers allegedly have to pay a transfer fee of 300,000 euros, which was due for the ex-professional according to an exit clause. Thioune has worked for VfL since 2013. Previously, he had trained the U17 and U19 there and was also a youth coordinator.

Last week, the HSV reportedly contacted Thioune in parallel with the separation talks with Hecking. HSV city rival FC St. Pauli is said to have been interested in the coach. After the separation from Jos Luhukay, they are also looking for a new coach.

At VfL Osnabrück Thioune had only a small budget available, but he led the promoted to 13th place. At VfB Lübeck, Thioune had played under coach Dieter Hecking from 2002 to 2004 - and is now following him as HSV coach.