Status: 10.12.2023, 20:01 PM
By: Sascha More
Former Bayern talent Angelo Stiller has now developed into a top performer – but not at FC Bayern.
Munich – VfB Stuttgart are having a surprisingly strong season. This was not to be expected, because last season the Swabians narrowly escaped relegation. It was only in the relegation play-off against Hamburger SV that the German champions of 2007 were able to save themselves. Head coach Sebastian Hoeneß then managed to form a strong and homogeneous team that suddenly plays at the top.
FC Bayern homegrown Stiller impresses in Stuttgart
The reason for VfB Stuttgart's upswing is certainly the new signings, almost all of whom have made an impact. A very important factor is Angelo Stiller, who was signed from TSG Hoffenheim and was supposed to replace Wataru Endo, who moved to the English Premier League to the top team FC Liverpool. Stiller has been completely convincing so far and could even knock on the door of the German national team.
Stiller comes from the youth department of FC Bayern Munich, but was not able to establish himself in the first team. "Something like Angelo Stiller shouldn't happen to us again," said campus boss Jochen Sauer in an interview with t-online.
Bavaria's campus boss Jochen Sauer (left) and Angelo Stiller. © Imago
"Angelo went through all the youth teams on campus up to the 3rd division and then went to Hoffenheim without compensation, from there on to Stuttgart for five or six million euros, where he continues to develop very, very well. We should have reaped the fruits of our training work better," Sauer continued.
Bavaria's campus boss Jochen Sauer praises Sebastian Hoeneß
Jochen Sauer praises the development of VfB Stuttgart and, above all, the work of coach Sebastian Hoeneß in an interview with t-online: "I'm not surprised by his development. I've known Sebastian since he was 18. When I was at Hertha back then, he was a youth player. I've seen him as a player for a long time; a future career as a coach could at least be guessed at. It was at RB that I saw Sebastian as a coach for the first time, and when I took over the youth team at FC Bayern, Hermann Gerland had the idea of bringing him to us from RB Leipzig. I thought this idea was great!"
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"After two years, he got the chance to take over our amateurs after promotion to the 3rd division. He was able to gain a lot of new experiences and learn a lot here. This year in the third division has certainly helped him a lot to make the leap into the professional sector so quickly," explained Sauer and expects a lot more from Hoeneß in the future. (smr)