Expert Bundesliga view on Tim Walter as Hull City close in on Liam Rosenior successor

Tim Walter left German giants Hamburg in February
Tim Walter left German giants Hamburg in February -Credit:Lars Kaletta/Getty Images

German football coach Tim Walter is expected to be confirmed as the new Hull City boss in the coming days after discussions with Acun Ilicali and Tan Kesler over recent days.

Walter has previously managed with Bayern Munich's academy as well as Holstein Kiel, Stuttgart and Hamburg, the club he left in February after more than a century of games in charge at the Volksparkstadion.

But what do we know about the 48-year-old? The 1904 Club podcast spoke to German football expert Matthew Karagich from the 2. Bundesliga show to get the lowdown on Walter, and find out more about what City fans could expect, should he eventually take over at the MKM Stadium.

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"He's had quite a strong recent history in 2. Bundesliga with teams like Holstein Kiel who last week gained promotion to the Bundesliga for the very first time, and that strong stint gave him really his first crack at a really big club which was Stuttgart," he told the 1904 Club.

"As a coach, he loves to play progressive football, heavy possession, lots of volume in terms of shots so he loves to be very aggressive. Off the ball, they love to press, they want to keep teams in their own defensive third. He makes for very interesting football. That's been one of the biggest criticisms of his time at Hamburg, is when things don't go well, he doubles down a bit and sticks with what's happening more often than not. It's clear that he's got good managerial qualities but I would say the gap between and the worst is a bit too far apart.

"He wears his heart on his sleeve, he's very passionate. He can get the city around him and for a good chunk (of time), was something he managed to do in Hamburg. Fans would go into bat for him regardless of the situation, he's very good at doing that and players do tend to like him quite a lot."

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