Hamburger SV’s Frank Arnesen lost patience with sacked coach Michael Oenning – Bundesliga news
Hamburger SV sporting director Frank Arnesen claims that he lost patience with Michael Oenning, eventually resulting in his departure from Imtech Arena. Arnesen believes that Oenning was given plenty of time to get his act right but failed to take advantage
of the confidence shown in him by the officials.
Michael got sacked in the late hours on Monday, having failed to register a win this season from the opening six league games. Hamburg lost a whopping five games while drawing the remaining game, against Hertha BSC.
The sporting director told that the former manager was allowed enough time at the club but unfortunately, he couldn’t inspire the Red Shorts to a single win.
Arnesen added that his team are currently struggling in this year’s campaign and hinted at the recruitment of Marco van Basten as a replacement. Rodolfo Cardoso has been assigned as an interim manager on a temporary basis and will lead Hamburg against VfB
Stuttgart on Friday, September 23, at Mercedes-Benz-Arena.
While talking to the local press after Oenning’s departure, Arnesen further enthused, "After our games against Cologne and Bremen, I had a bit of hope, but Gladbach was disappointing. After letting it sink in a bit, I analysed the situation again and it
was up to me to decide whether Michael could still do it. I did not believe in it. You have got to be honest. I could not wait until Stuttgart."
Cardoso was an assistant to Oenning but has been entrusted with the duties following the sacking of former Hammer Sp Vg player. Arnesen, the former Chelsea sporting director, told that both he and Oenning have perfect relations and it was an extremely difficult
decision to make.
The former Denmark international wished luck to Arnesen for his future assignments and also wished to see his team back to winning ways, when the Red Shorts turn out against Stuttgart on Friday.
The sporting director also confirmed about the interest in Dutchman, Van Basten, who is the most likely replacement at Imtech Arena.