Lucien Favre is the big favorite

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Three Gladbach candidates and the pep factor

In the end, of course, it can also be “Mister X”. But the names Lucien Favre, Daniel Farke and André Breitenreiter are the most persistent when it comes to looking for a coach in Borussia. How well do they fit into the intended path? What the answer also has to do with Pep Guardiola.

Borussia are looking for a coach. It did not go as well with Adi Hütter as hoped, now manager Roland Virkus and chief scout Steffen Korell are looking for a coach who will follow and shape Gladbach’s new path. When Hütter’s farewell had to be classified as longer than possible, Borussia sounded early on the market. “Coach scouts must always be made, you have to be prepared,” says Virkus. The Hütter replacement should be clarified at the general meeting on 30 May.

profile The RBisation of Borussia football is over. And thus also with a clear focus of the playful concept on a coach. Going forward, it should no longer mean that players who fit Rose or Hütter football have to be brought in, but that there will be coaches who fit the Gladbach style.

Manager Roland Virkus defines it as follows: “Borussia is a team that plays football. Not only ball possession, but also attractiveness comes into play, ”says the 55-year-old. Borussia would like to play a football that stands for Borussia again. The new coach must represent that. It can be assumed that this does not come from the RB universe like Rose and Hütter recently.

Stability will also be an important factor, good organization, ability to do something with the ball and, even if it is no more than the most important element, urgent moments. One can say more Manchester City than Liverpool FC, Pep Guardiola’s City shows that halfway crossing and headbutt can be a style grab, in short: it’s about the further developed version of “Borussia Barcelona”. Against this background, we take a closer look at three candidates who are currently being nominated.

Lucien Favre (64, without club) The Swiss revived Borussia and then led them into a new world, to let them play football that amazed Europe, about Borussia’s Tiki-Taka, which was the lower Rhine version of the Barça style developed by Guardiola. What Favre left behind is the foundation of all that has made Gladbach great since 2011. But what happened then should not be the benchmark when it comes to Favre 2.0, one has to look ahead. Favre would be the right person to herald the next Gladbach era.

Borussia: These coaches could become Hütter’s successors

In Nice and Dortmund, he adapted his style to the needs of modern football. Favre takes care of the “Gladbach way” which develops and does-it-yourself. Borussia needs that now. And one that brings stability to stem the flow of goals against. It’s Favre a champion in. His football is also attractive, just spectacular, it’s not Favre’s thing.

Daniel Farke (45, without club) The name Favre makes Gladbach fans dream of “Borussia Barcelona” again. When the term was born, the name of Barça’s coach was Guardiola – from whom a bridge can be made without distortions to Farke. Born in Westphalia, he developed an excellent reputation for more than four years in Norwich City, Guardiola came out as a fan of his football, and the two even share a friendship. In Norwich, Farke shaped attractive football with funds that were not so lavish by English standards.

“There’s the approach to pushing and being good at switching. On the other hand, our idea is to be creative while we’ve in possession. We will always be unhappy when the opponent has the ball,” Farke once said. So he takes pep factor with him.Farke twice led Norwich to the Premier League.The current Borussia pros will probably be happy to read that he most often uses a 4-2-3-1 formation.Farke is only free because he in February terminated his contract with Krasnodar following the Russian attack on Ukraine – without training a single match.

André Breitenreiter (48, FC Zurich) Winning the title with FC Zürich is the big surprise in Europe. In the previous season, the former Favre club had just saved itself from relegation, now Breitenreiter led an almost unchanged team to the top. Lower Saxony was without a job for a long time after leaving Hanover 96, also for a sad reason: First Breitenreiter’s mother died, then he took care of his demented father. “I have worked successfully at every station. For various reasons, however, it was not always perceived as such,” Breitenreiter said recently in “Sport Bild” about his reputation as a coach. Promotion with SC Paderborn, fifth place with FC Schalke, promotion with Hannover – he can actually claim that himself.

No matter how attractive Breitenreiter’s style of play with FCZ may be, the title should be accompanied by a little warning: Zurich showed incredible efficiency, the goal difference is 75:41, according to expected goals it should be 59:48. There is a high probability that the success bubble will burst quickly again.

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