Gladbach legends don’t believe in relegation

Former Borussia Mönchengladbach top players are not worried about the five-time German champions being relegated following the departure of long-time sporting director Max Eberl.

“In fact, I have no fears that Gladbach will be relegated in the end. The squad is just too strong for that,” Günter Netzer told “Bild am Sonntag”.

Former national coach Berti Vogts is pinning his hopes on his former team-mate and current Gladbach Vice-President Rainer Bonhof.

“If there is anyone in Gladbach who can now ensure order, then it is Rainer Bonhof in cooperation with CFO Stephan Schippers. As long as Rainer is there, who has also worked internationally and with the DFB, I’m not worried about Borussia,” said the 75-year-old.

And Lothar Matthäus said: “Eberl’s resignation is a serious setback for Gladbach’s development. However, I don’t think everything will collapse now. With Rainer Bonhof or Hans Meyer, they have absolute experts there.”

Eberl announced his resignation for health reasons on Friday after a good 13 years in office as head of sports. Regardless of this, Borussia had already gotten into a sporting imbalance. The Champions League round of 16 last season is currently only twelfth in the table.


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