Adi Hütter smiled a little mischievously – but also bothered. Borussia Mönchengladbach head coach was directly confronted with what he thought about his former club Eintracht Frankfurt going to Europeleague-Endspiel has moved in – and this may no longer play with him, but with his successor and compatriot Oliver Glasner. “What do you think I’m thinking”said Hütter, who seemed thoughtful but also explicitly congratulated the Hessian club around CEO Axel Hellmann on the success.
Contrasts in Frankfurt and Gladbach
The big change of coach the previous summer was a novelty in the Bundesliga, and especially the changes in Frankfurt and Gladbach document how it can go. Hütter left Eintracht in dissatisfaction after the last couple of matches went completely wrong after the change was announced. In Gladbach he was to usher in a new era as the successor to Marco Rose, who had moved to Dortmund. Glasner, on the other hand, had to repeatedly answer why he chose Wolfsburg as one Champions League-Leaves the club and moves to the Europa League instead.
Now Hütter and Rose, who had actually planned a career advancement, had a particularly difficult season – and Glasner may be with the 18th of May Seville against Glasgow Rangers with its new club the first German Europeanleague– Withdraw the title at all. Colleague Hütter, who spoke out and reconciled with Frankfurt’s club leadership last week, is explicitly crossing his fingers. “There are many great moments. You can only be proud of that. I wish the trophy goes to Main”said the Austrian.
Master and Vice not enough?
In terms of tables, Julian Nagelsmann in FC Bayern and Rose in Dortmund did everything right, but the demands are particularly high at these two locations. “I know I can do things better than I did”, Nagelsmann admitted honestly. It was not easy for Hansi Flick and his “Big footprints” to follow. Flick had won the treble with the Munich team in the 2019/20 season and then followed up with additional titles in the national and international Supercups.
Nagelsmann, who came from RB Leipzig, on the other hand, continued “only” the championship series and allowed himself big slips in the cup competitions. A 0: 5 in the cup against Gladbach and one away against villa genuine in Champions League does not correspond to the high goals of the Bundesliga subscription winner. “I do not think it is enough for Bayern Munich”admitted the 34-year-old Nagelsmann.
Rose was also less chalky for the Bundesliga performance. The end of three cup tournaments (DFB Cup, Champions and Europa League) left its mark, and 51 conceded Bundesliga goals clouded the overall picture. The upcoming sports director Sebastian Kehl said last weekend that Rose “From today” coach remains. The next day, Kehl corrected himself and made it clear that the upcoming season was planned together.
Stability in Leverkusen
Leverkusen and Leipzig were also part of the coaching castling. The Saxons had to replace Nagelsmann, who had migrated to Munich, and did so with Jesse Marsch. With no success under the American, Domenico Tedesco came on the field during the season, with whom victories returned. Leipzig can win the first title in the club’s history in the DFB Cup, and also just missed the final of the Europa League. The change from Bayer Leverkusen brought stability. After Peter Bosz and Hannes Wolf, Werkself trusted Gerardo Seoane and entered the top class with no problems. The results of the cup competitions were mixed.
Get changes this season
What roulette at least did in the summer of 2021: Minor unrest and coach change this season, where only Bielefeld, Leipzig, Wolfsburg (Florian Kohfeldt for Glasner’s successor Mark van Bommel) and twice Hertha have changed coach.
The clubs have tied their signatures in the long run, so there is no other big castling on the agenda this summer. Rose at BVB, at times Glasner in Frankfurt and especially Hütter in Gladbach were not always undisputed, but the fresh commitments, combined with high transfer fees and long contracts, prevented the clubs from taking drastic measures quickly.