Borussia Mönchengladbach is looking for the successor to Adi Hütter. Vice President Rainer Bonhof does not expect a quick decision. An old friend could take over.
Old acquaintance at Gladbach: Lucien Favre
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Who will succeed Adi Hütter? The search has apparently already begun. But Vice President Rainer Bonhof is not necessarily assuming a quick decision. “We will not present the trainer tomorrow or the day after tomorrow. You have to have a reasonable amount of patience,” Bonhof explained to kicker on Saturday.
One of the points that will be important for the new coach: he has to ensure the stability of the team again. The defensive vulnerability, already a major problem under Hütter’s predecessor Marco Rose, ran like a red thread through the season. “To concede over 60 goals is quite a feat,” said Bonhof. Above all, the slump at VfB Stuttgart, when Gladbach lost a 2-0 lead and lost 2-3, or the embarrassing cup loss at Hannover 96 (0-3) would have weighed heavily on everyone involved. “The way we were dismantled by Hannover was not worthy of Borussia,” said Bonhof in his review.
Favre is one of the candidates
Too many goals conceded? Stability required? With this requirement profile, it is no coincidence that Lucien Favre also plays a role in Gladbach in the search for Hütter’s successor. The Swiss is one of the candidates. Advantage: Favre is on the market after leaving Borussia Dortmund in December 2020. And he knows the club inside out.
It was Favre under whom Borussia made its way up in sport. Under Favre’s leadership (2011 to 2015), the sensational rescue in the 2011 relegation and the subsequent leap into the European Cup was achieved.