Seven months ago, Gladbach’s sports director Max Eberl was still enthusiastic about Adi Hütter. He believed he had found the right coach for Borussia Mönchengladbach. Borussia transferred EUR 7.5 million to Eintracht Frankfurt. There were hardly any doubts at the time. Seven months later, the tide has turned. Whether Eberl is still convinced of his former assessment cannot be clarified at the moment.
According to the club, Eberl (48) is currently ill and did not see the defeats against Hannover 96 (0:3) and Union Berlin (1:2) in the stadium. The defeat against Union Berlin was the seventh of the past nine competitive games. “My team certainly showed a completely different face than in Hanover,” said Hütter, who is convinced that he will still be in office at Arminia Bielefeld on February 5th. “Yes,” was his brief but resolute assessment,” says Adi Hütter, who is still convinced.
In any case, the players continue to assure Adi Hütter of their support. There are few signs that the Vorarlberger has lost the team. He tries everything, always prepares really well for the games,” judged defender Nico Elvedi, and returnee Jonas Hofmann attested the ailing coach “still had the right ideas and solutions”.
In any case, nothing (yet) indicates a separation. The lack of consistency, which already drove his predecessor Marco Rose to despair, did not get Hütter under control either. Hütter often tries to change the system and staff. He was also unable to stabilize the Gladbach defense. 37 goals conceded after 20 games is the third worst figure in the league.
But contradictory statements by Hütter cause confusion. In December, he still saw no connection between the mileage and the devastating results of his team. After the winter break, the Vorarlberger has a different opinion. The analysis of the hinserie showed that there was a connection after all.
In addition, with Marcus Thuram, Matthias Ginter and Denis Zakaria there are players in the squad who are more concerned with their own future than with the current situation in the club. In any case, the next two games are going to Bielefeld and Augsburg. These are games against direct competitors in which we have to score,” said Hütter himself. If there are further setbacks there, Hütter could no longer be held. And the statement that he was “the most suitable coach” for Borussia, no longer.