Gladbach “completely open” about Eberl’s successor

Max Eberl is leaving Borussia Mönchengladbach after a total of 23 years. The foals have not yet found a successor for the long-time manager, as club president Rolf Königs explained on Friday afternoon.

With the departure of Max Eberl, an era at Borussia Mönchengladbach ends. For more than 20 years, the 48-year-old was active on the Lower Rhine as a player, youth coordinator and sports director. Due to mental exhaustion, Eberl is now leaving the traditional club.

“The whole thing is of course still very fresh from yesterday afternoon,” said Gladbach’s President Rolf Königs at the press conference on Friday. At the same time, the official announced that a successor should be presented as soon as possible. “We won’t give ourselves much time,” said Königs.

Gladbach does not seem to have a specific requirement profile. “We’re completely open. Of course, Bundesliga experience would be good, but we’re open to that,” said the 80-year-old, explaining the search for a new manager: “We’re at the very beginning of this process. He should be factual, professional and good in character fit in with us. That is our top priority.”

“We tried to persuade him”

As Vice President Rainer Bonhof revealed, Gladbach had known about the possibility that Eberl could resign since last October. “We tried to persuade him to continue, but that wasn’t possible due to Max’s health situation,” said the club legend.

In any case, the search for a suitable successor is likely to be difficult. Eberl had managed the fortunes of Borussia since 2008 as sports director. During this time, the manager succeeded in firmly re-establishing Gladbach in the Bundesliga and leading them to the Champions League.


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