Adi Hütter’s debut season at Borussia Mönchengladbach did not go according to plan. Marco Rose’s successor, who moved to BVB, is said to be on the verge of extinction after only twelve months in Gladbach.
Are Borussia Mönchengladbach actually pulling the rope two years before the expiry of Adi Hütter’s working document, valid until 2024? If it goes according to the information in “Bild”, then the people in charge of Gladbach are thinking about it.
According to information from the tabloid, the people of the Lower Rhine are already looking for possible replacement candidates for the Austrian. Gladbach is rumored to be exploring the market. Discussions with a potential candidate or his or her advisor are said to have already taken place.
“Bild” sees this as an indication that the collaboration with Hütter could be terminated prematurely. Quite explosive, since Hütter was released from Frankfurt just last year for a € 7.5 million transfer fee.
One thing is clear: under the coach Hütter expectations could not be met. Gladbach, who will host TSG Hoffenheim in their final Bundesliga match on Saturday (3.30pm), will ideally end the season in tenth place. In the worst case scenario, they even risk 13th place: the last time the Foals landed so low in the standings was in the 2010/11 season, when they remained in the league only after the two relegation games.
Gladbach manager Virkus avoids absolute commitment to Hütter
Equally problematic is the apparently broken relationship between some of the protagonists and the coach. According to “Bild”, the internal problems are so obvious that even a big change of squad in the summer wouldn’t help much.
Last but not least, Gladbach manager Roland Virkus had fueled the speculation. At Thursday’s press conference, he avoided a clear engagement with Hütter. Virkus initially referred to having said everything on the subject. When told that he just said he “wanted” to start the new season with Hütter and he wouldn’t do it, he replied: “We do and we will discuss everything else.”
Adi Hütter himself explained: “I have a contract, I have nothing else to do, I don’t want to add anything else”.