Three and a half years, it is now that the Hamburg SV descended for the first time in its history from the football Bundesliga. The first-time gear in the second league is inextricably linked to the name Christian Ritz, which stood at this time as a head coach at the HSV side line. Bitter for the football teacher, who had at that time too late for the trendy at the red red doses.

Twelve points brought the HSV under Ritz in the last six games of the Bundesliga season 2017/2018. But it did not help anymore, the last remaining founding member rose as a table-top last for the first time out of the House.

Despite this drastic descent traumas for the HSV and the dismissal as a head coach only a few months later in the 2nd Bundesliga, the now 50-year-old does not bother against his old employer, for whom he worked a total of almost four years in various teams as coach.

I can say for me that it was nearly four good years in Hamburg. That the confidence has been given to me, through the individual teams to take the development and then take the profs, said Ritz in conversation with the football Image.

ex-HSV coach Ritz is in the 3rd league on promotion course

The football teacher still pushes his ex-club the thumbs that it will soon be something with the long-privileged return to the German Football House: The HSV is an association for me, which I would treat it, with its entire staff, with his Fans to return to the first league. The 2nd Bundesliga is a very balanced league. If you look at the table, everything is possible.

Currently, the HSV ranks 20 points after 13 playing only on the seventh table.


Christian Ritz has now found his footballing happiness in the 3rd league. After a changeable season 2019/2020 at red-white Essen he hired in February of this year at the relegation threatened third division 1. FC Magdeburg.

Ritz took over the Magdeburg as Tables-19. The 3rd league, initially led the club to the league. In the current season, the 1st FCM is currently understood in third-classity and is clearly clear on course second league return with seven points lead to the relegation place.