Felix Magath has actually experienced Uwe Seeler for years: initially as a version, then as a player of the effective succession at Hamburger SV, later on even as a HSV coach under the HSV president Seeler.

In a meeting with the German Press Agency, the 68-year-old master train of FC Bayern Munich and VfL Wolfsburg tells regarding the late football idolizer.

Why was Uwe Seeler so preferred?

Felix Magath : Nowadays they say: He was authentic. That’s why he played football out of passion, for fun, from a pure will to win. My very first soccer footwear in Aschaffenburg were also from Ung Uwe.

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That is precisely my impact. He lived football, he lived the HSV: that is what people suched as in my eyes. A career, as Uwe Seeler made her, is no more possible today.

Is this appeal of Uwe Seeler and also the fantastic compassion of his death likewise share the longing of lots of people for football from the past? When the video game was also allegedly truthful, aggravating and also much less money-driven?

Magath was released by Seeler

Of program, it was a very bitter experience for me to have to leave HSV like this. Uwe Seeler additionally made me head trainer in 1995 and also thus allowed me to enter the Bundesliga. It is like this in professional football: it is much more challenging to obtain right into specialist football than remain there.


Nevertheless, they are among the couple of individuals that in some cases had disappointments with him: HSV train Magath was launched in 1997 by HSV President Seeler.

Felix Magath (68) played 354 affordable video games for Hamburger SV in between 1976 and 1986, with whom he won the European Mug in 1983. The then HSV Head of state Uwe Seeler made Magath head instructor in 1995 prior to releasing him in 1997. Many coaching terminals in the Bundesliga adhered to for Magath.

To individual

He was an icon. None that hovered over anybody. That is also so extraordinary: in my time as a HSV gamer, Uwe Seeler lived following to the training area. He was present, he kept seeing throughout training, he constantly had a word for us, simply put: he was barely. Even after his occupation, he never pulled him back in the spotlight, but always back to the base: to the soccer field.

** You switched over to HSV four years after Uwe Seeler’s career end. With them, the HSV won a European Cup twice and the German champion 3 times. Was Seeler still a long darkness for Horst Hrubesch, she as well as Co.?

Is this popularity of Uwe Seeler and the great compassion of his fatality likewise express the yearning of several people for football from the past? You switched to HSV 4 years after Uwe Seeler’s career end. That is likewise so exceptional: in my time as a HSV player, Uwe Seeler lived next to the training area. Uwe Seeler additionally made me head train in 1995 and also hence enabled me to go into the Bundesliga. The after that HSV Head of state Uwe Seeler made Magath head train in 1995 before launching him in 1997.