The Prodigal Son Returns to HSV
37 years after finishing his playing days at Hamburger SV Horst Hrubesch, now 69, is returning to the club where he achieved so much as a player. He has been appointed as the new Director of Youth Development at the club. After working in the youth set up at the DFB from 2000 to 2018, followed by a short stint in charge of the DFB Ladies team, Hrubesch will be in charge of all aspects of the youth set up at the Volksparkstadion. A club legend in the truest sense of the word, Hrubesch was the striking force that took HSV to three German league titles, in the process breaking up the Bayern Munich- Borussia Mönchengladbach duopoly that had ruled the Bundesliga for the previous decade. He capped his career in Hamburg off by winning the European Cup in 1983. With 129 goals in five years he was an indispensable part of the team. Now his task will be to develop those players who can not only contribute to a HSV regaining their Bundesliga status, but ensure they remain where they feel they belong for many a year to come.