Julian Nagelsmann is one of the most courted coaches of the last few years. Almost every club in Europe wanted to sign the young German due to his great work at Hoffenheim. He took the team over in February 2016 and saved them from the relegation. In the last three seasons, the Kraichgauer finished fourth, third and ninth respectively.
This summer, Naglesmann joined RB Leipzig and so Hoffenheim had to look for a new head coach. They signed the 46-years-old Alfred Schreuder who was at Hoffenheim as an assistant coach between October 2015 and January 2018. During the last one and a half years he was an assistant coach at Ajax Amsterdam.
Under Nagelsmann, we saw what Hoffenheim could be capable of and now the big question ahead of the new season is, how they will perform after the German coach’s departure. This season preview in form of a tactical analysis will look at the squad of Hoffenheim and then use the two pre-season friendlies against Hellas Verona and Trabzonspor to predict how they might play this season and which tactics they will use.
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