5: 1 against Hoffenheim: From coach Hütter in Gladbach

EFirst the sports director left, then the fear of relegation came and now the coach is gone too. A highly complicated season comes to an appropriate end at Borussia Mönchengladbach. Immediately after the brilliant 5-1 win against TSG Hoffenheim, Borussia Mönchengladbach announced the separation from coach Adi Hütter. “This is not an easy day. The decision is to be accepted. I don’t want to stand in anyone’s way,” said the Austrian on Saturday evening.

This marks the end of the Adi Hütter era after just one year at Borussia Mönchengladbach. It was mutually agreed to go their separate ways. Hütter still had a contract in Gladbach up to and including June 30, 2024. “We agree that this decision is the right one for both sides,” said sporting director Roland Virkus.

“Our task now is to draw the conclusions from the processing of the season and to initiate the appropriate measures in order to prepare for the new season in a new constellation at the end of June,” said Max Eberl’s successor .

Hütter already knew before the game that it would be his last. “The final decision was made on Friday,” revealed Hütter. The 52-year-old only informed his team after the game in the dressing room. There were standing ovations, said Hütter. “It was a very emotional moment that gets under your skin,” said the coach. The two assistant coaches Christian Peintinger and Armin Reutershahn will also no longer work for Borussia.

“Let’s see who’s on the market”

After their sports director Eberl in January, the Gladbachers have now also lost the head coach brought in by Eberl. For Hütter, the club had paid 7.5 million euros to Eintracht Frankfurt. Hütter had a difficult time in Mönchengladbach right from the start and after the Eberl farewell also lost his mentor in the club. Recently, the relationship between the Austrian and the team is said to have been heavily burdened.

The question of the successor will not be answered so quickly. “We have to work quickly now, but it’s clear that we won’t present the coach tomorrow or next week,” explained Vice President Rainer Bonhof. “First we have to see who’s on the market,” said the 70-year-old soccer world champion from 1974.

The Gladbachers had previously completed a complicated Bundesliga season with a 5-1 win against TSG Hoffenheim. Nevertheless, the club did not reach a single-digit place in the table for the first time in eleven years and ended the season in tenth place. In front of 50,395 spectators in Borussia Park, Lars Stindl (26th), Alassane Plea (45th / penalty kick), Jonas Hofmann (45th + 1 and 68th) and Breel Embolo (53rd) scored the goals for Gladbach’s Andrej Kramaric (3rd) scored for the guests.

Hoffenheim, on the other hand, who have been in the Champions League seven times this season, continued their negative trend and have not won in the last nine games of the season. Hoffenheim’s coach Sebastian Hoeneß didn’t think it was nice that the opponent then separated from the coach. “You wouldn’t wish that on anyone,” said the coach.

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