The news came at noon. Even before the supervisory board meeting, HSV and sports director Jonas Boldt (38) extended until summer 2023.
Supervisory board boss Marcell Jansen, who had the final conversation with council colleague Andreas Peters: “We have great confidence in Jonas’ work and want to continue the overall sporting and strategic development.”
Boldt has a 32-month plan (that’s how long his new contract runs) for HSV: “There is no question that we are still at the very beginning of a lengthy development process that both sides would like to pursue further together.”
► Renew contracts.
The sports boss wants to continue with his team. With sports director Michael Mutzel (41), chief scout Claus Costa (36) and junior director Horst Hrubesch (69).
Mutzel should be the first person to talk to. His contract expires on March 31st. Costa is bound until summer 2021. It is a special agreement with Hrubesch. The ex-striker had tied his HSV collaboration with Boldt, initially only promised until the end of the season. Because the (previous) contract of the sports board expired.
That is the clear goal. The start was promising (six games, 16 points). Additions such as Simon Terodde (32 / Cologne), Sven Ulreich (32 / Bavaria), Amadou Onana (19 / Hoffenheims U19) and Moritz Heyer (25 / Osnabrück) have hit. Even if none of the bosses say so clearly in public: The third attempt should finally go back to the House of Lords.
► Stabilize in the Bundesliga.
After a return to the first class, Boldt’s mission would be clear: The HSV should not become an elevator team like 1. FC Köln (six relegations), but bit by bit in the first division. Not an easy undertaking: The years in the 2nd division cost a lot of money and let Hamburg – for example with TV money – slide far financially.