Twelfth place, lost six of the last eight games: For Adi Hütter, the air is getting thinner at Borussia Mönchengladbach. But the Gladbach coach apparently has at least two more games to prove himself.
Adi Hütter probably doesn’t have to worry about his job at Borussia Mönchengladbach yet. According to information from “Bild”, the coach of the Fohlenelf will remain in the saddle for the time being. The 51-year-old should use the league break to bring his team back into shape. To turn things around, he gets the key games at Arminia Bielefeld and against FC Augsburg in February.
If Hütter wins the basement duels, he will certainly be able to continue. However, if the games are lost, Gladbach is likely to be deep in the relegation battle and Hütter is history, the paper suspects.
According to the report, Hütter was credited with the fact that Borussia fought back against Union Berlin (1: 2) at the weekend and did not go down like in the DFB Cup during the week (0: 3 at Hannover 96). Max Eberl would therefore keep his feet still.
Gladbach from one “slap in the neck” to the next
Hütter himself avoided the word relegation battle after the bankruptcy against Union as much as possible. But the coach has already indicated that he knows what the hour has struck. “Now we have two games against our immediate rivals. We absolutely have to score there,” said the Austrian.
Even during the winter break, one or the other in Borussia Park had been dreaming of the European Cup. But that, Hütter made clear, is now over.
Because the next “slap in the neck” (Hütter) followed three days after the cup embarrassment and Gladbach is playing its worst season in eleven years, only survival counts.
Hütter, who was brought from Frankfurt for 7.5 million euros, still feels the confidence of Eberl, who, like in Hanover, was absent on Saturday because he was ill. “When I talk to those responsible, they make me feel good,” said the Gladbach coach before kicking off the “Sky” microphone and added: “But I’m also aware and clear that we’ll get results as soon as possible have to bring.”
Such a result in the form of a win would have been possible against Union, maybe even deserved. After the equalizer by Manu Kone (40th), Gladbach was on the pressure and had a great chance to score the winning goal through Luca Netz in the 77th minute – but ex-Gladbacher Max Kruse (84th) scored it a little later on the other side before the break with a hand penalty (18th). “This is the run we have,” said Hütter resignedly.