News : Adi Hütter from Eintracht Frankfurt defends farewell: “I know that I’m not a liar”
Coach Adi Hütter defended his decision to move from Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt to Borussia Mönchengladbach in the summer. He understands the disappointment. “I know I’m not a liar. If a lot of things change, I have the right to think about the future, “said the Austrian before the direct duel between the two clubs on Saturday (3:30 p.m.; live ticker SPIEGEL.de; TV: Sky).
With the reasons for this step, which was sharply criticized by many Eintracht fans, Hütter “did not want to go into too much detail.” But he said things had changed at the club since February, this could be an allusion to Fredi Bobic’s departure to Hertha BSC, who had been in the room for a few weeks and has been official since this week. In March Hütter had said he wanted to stay in Frankfurt.
By the end of the season, Hütter will give all his love and all his heart to Eintracht in order to make it possible for the club to take part in the Champions League for the first time. The Eintracht are currently fourth in the table and are seven points ahead of fifth place, six match days are still pending. “I’m even hungrier than before that we can achieve this goal,” said the 51-year-old.
In Gladbach, Hütter succeeds Marco Rose and receives a three-year contract with no release clause. He described the timing of the announcement as “not ideal”. However, it was “better that clarity was provided,” said Hütter, who guaranteed that the team only had the goal of the premier class in mind during the game in Gladbach.
Hütter did not answer conclusively whether he would be followed by players from Frankfurt to the Lower Rhine. “I haven’t thought about Mönchengladbach and the players for a second,” he said. “Currently” he does not intend to take “such and such and such” with him.