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After just one year in Gladbach, Adi Hütter is over as head coach at Borussia. “After good discussions, we came to the decision that we would part ways amicably and that we would each go our own way. We finally made the final decision last night,” said the Austrian at the press conference after the game on Saturday.
At the end there was a 5:1 festival for him and the Fohlen-Elf against table neighbors Hoffenheim. But that at best alleviated the disappointment of a season that was so unsatisfactory for Gladbach. Only tenth place in the league and after the 5-0 win against FC Bayern in the second round, they were eliminated in the round of 16 against second division side Hannover.
Gladbach potential for Hütter not enough
The squad that the Austrian and Gladbach’s ex-boss Max Eberl had imagined when the contract was signed never materialized. “After the talks almost a year ago, I was completely convinced that I should come to Borussia Mönchengladbach. I was full of energy, full of power,” he recalled at the press conference on Saturday. “We all know that a lot of things didn’t work out that way then.”
Gladbach and Hütter are now declaring the project to have failed, for which the 52-year-old left Eintracht Frankfurt last year.
When they meet on matchday 33, Adi Hütter and Frankfurt keeper Kevin Trapp hug each other.Image: Eibner press photo / Eibner press photo
Ex-supervisor allegedly wants to sign Hütter for the coming season
But a former companion of Hütter has hopes of being able to sign the coach: As reported by “Sport Bild”, Frankfurt’s former board member Fredi Bobic is a big fan of the Austrian and would like to see him at Hertha BSC for the coming seasonwhere Bobic has not yet succeeded in breaking down the old structures.
Hertha’s current coach and supposed savior Felix Magath announced six weeks ago when he started work that he only wanted to help out until the end of the season. After a successful time together in Frankfurt – including the European Cup semifinals in 2019 – Bobic knows that a new start with Hütter can work.
Hütter (left) and Bobic in April 2021, both still on duty at Enttracht Frankfurt.Image: firo Sportphoto via Norbert Schm / Ralf Ibing
According to “Sport Bild”, alternatives for Hertha would be Dynamo Moscow coach Sandro Schwarz and ex-Schalke coach André Breitenreiter.
Hütter is looking forward to vacation: “I’ve worked continuously for almost 14 years”
According to the report, however, Hertha’s relegation is a prerequisite for a Hütter commitment. After defeats on the last and penultimate match day against Mainz and BVB, the old lady still has to be relegated against HSV. A relegation of the capital clubs would delay the desired reconstruction for years.
Hütter himself emphasized on Saturday that he was “first and foremost looking forward to the holidays. I’ve been working continuously for almost 14 years now, with the exception of the three months between the stations in Salzburg and Bern. I still have no plan as to how to proceed. “
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