It has been a truly remarkable start to the Bundesliga campaign for Stuttgart. After a season engulfed in turmoil, where Die Roten escaped relegation to the 2. Bundesliga courtesy of a relegation battle against Hamburg, Sebastian Hoeneß looks to have turned his Stuttgart side into a whole new outfit.
Sitting comfortably at the top of the Bundesliga table on matchday seven – prior to Bayer Leverkusen’s clash with Köln – Stuttgart appear to be a side ready to challenge for European football. No other side in the league has scored more goals than the Swabians, and with Serhou Guirassy, they have the league’s record scorer after seven games.
However, while all may be rosy for Stuttgart, the same cannot be said for Bayern Munich. Failing to convince since the appointment of Thomas Tuchel last season, the Bayern head coach has already received a warning from those in charge at the club.
Therefore – while it is unlikely that Die Rekordmeister part way with Tuchel before his contract expires in the summer of 2025 – knowing that there is a young and exciting head coach in Hoeneß, Bayern will undoubtedly be keeping a watchful eye over his development. A possibility that one day Uli Hoeneß’s nephew could take charge in Bavaria is something that Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen would not rule out whilst speaking to Bild TV:
“That belongs in the category of true or nonsense. But in the long term, you can never rule out something like this. We are monitoring his development; there are still relationships with FC Bayern, and not just from a family perspective. We’ll see what the future brings. Maybe sometime.”
GGFN | Will Shopland