News : Gladbach: Trainer Adi Hütter comes from Eintracht – Sport
Eintracht Frankfurt coach Adi Hütter is moving to league rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach for the coming Bundesliga season. The two clubs confirmed this on Tuesday. The Austrian Hütter signs a contract on the Lower Rhine until 2024 and will succeed Marco Rose, who will move to Borussia Dortmund in the summer.
While the long search for a successor in Gladbach, in which Xabi Alonso was also acted as the new head coach, has now come to an end, the Hessians now have to find a replacement for the very successful coach in the middle of the fight for the first Champions League participation. Particularly explosive: Exactly on this Saturday (3.30 p.m. / Sky), the two clubs in the Bundesliga will meet.
“The decision to open a new chapter for the new season was not an easy one for me. I have experienced three incredibly successful and intense years here, which together with the team I would like to end with an outstanding result at the end of this season. We have one Historic opportunity. All that counts for me now is the success of Eintracht. We want to defend our lead and qualify for the Champions League. We subordinate everything to this goal, “explained Adi Hütter in a statement from Eintracht. Hütter still had a contract with Eintracht until 2023 and will cost Borussia a decent transfer fee.
The “Bild-Zeitung” and the “Kicker” had already reported on the upcoming change on Monday. Since the first rumors about Gladbach, the 51-year-old did not want to repeat his confession from the end of February (“I stay!”). Hütter avoided all inquiries, now his change within the league is certain.
Frankfurt is facing a radical change
In terms of sport, it could even worsen – at least in the short term. While Eintracht, trained by Hütter until the end of the season, is heading for the premier class, Gladbach is threatened with a season without a European Cup participation. The timing and type of change are not unusual for Hütter. He always enjoys working on medium-term projects. He had already left the Young Boys Bern at their height as champions in Switzerland – it could now be similar in Frankfurt if the Champions League qualification succeeds.
“We are very happy about Adi Hütter’s acceptance,” Borussia’s sports director Max Eberl was quoted as saying at the Gladbacher. “For our team and our club, he is the best coach for the challenges and goals that lie ahead of us from the summer.”
While Gladbach with Hütter and manager Max Eberl wants to attack the top group of the Bundesliga again in 2021/22, Eintracht is also facing an extremely exciting summer apart from all sporting issues. Long before the farewell to Hütter, which began in Frankfurt in the summer of 2018, the separation from sports director Bruno Hübner was clear. His contract is running out. Fredi Bobic also wants to leave the club this summer, but has a contract until 2023. Before a new coach is sought, the executive board question must first be clarified in Frankfurt.