Max Eberl has resigned from his post as sporting director and managing director of Borussia Mönchengladbach. Gladbach leading player Jonas Hofmann has now revealed how emotionally the 48-year-old said goodbye to the team.
The past few days, marked by the resignation of Max Eberl at the Bundesliga club from Mönchengladbach, have left their mark on the players. “When such a great person leaves the club after 23 years, it affects every player, we all had a cool bond with him,” said Jonas Hofmann.image“.
Although the German national player “didn’t look every player in the face. But there were a few tears,” Hofmann included: “I can’t see anyone crying myself, for example, so I’m emotionally very moved.”
The manager’s decision came as “very surprising” for the Gladbach professionals, Hofmann is certain: “Max will be missed by the club.”
Hofmann in plain language: “I expect that as a reaction”
However, according to the 29-year-old, Eberl’s exit should not have a direct negative impact on day-to-day sporting activities. It is “ultimately the eleven players” who are responsible for success on the pitch. On Saturday (3:30 p.m.) the troubled Gladbachers are guests at Arminia Bielefeld.
Rather, Hofmann hopes that Eberl’s “resignation has triggered something for us” and will give an additional boost in the coming games: “We will now swear together for the last 14 games – I expect that as a reaction from us as a team.”
He wishes his long-time manager Max Eberl, who signed him from Borussia Dortmund in 2016, to return to the football business: “I hope so, because he’s an outstanding guy. But of course he has to make this decision for himself and he should then everyone will accept it.”