Borussia Mönchengladbach has not had an easy season. The foals are currently in eleventh place in the German Bundesliga, well below their own expectations. After all, Gladbach has won three of the last four Bundesliga games. Borussia Mönchengladbach’s new sports director Roland Virkus does not completely rule out the possibility of coach Adi Hütter leaving in the summer, despite a contract that runs until the summer of 2024. “Our goal is clear: we want to go into the new season with him,” said Virkus in the “kicker” interview on Monday). However, he also admitted: “The conditions under which Adi Hütter made his commitment were different, that’s right.”
The sporting director of Gladbach would like to “sit down in peace” with the Vorarlberger. A few questions need to be clarified: “Does the trainer accept the changed circumstances? What are his transfer requests? Can he identify with the goals of the club? You have to discuss that. To find a common path in the end.” However, Virkus emphasized that Hütter has not given any signals so far that he wants to leave the club again.
Virkus’ predecessor, Max Eberl, left the club in a precarious sporting position earlier in the year. Last summer he signed Hütter for 7.5 million euros from Eintracht Frankfurt. Apparently, Hütter was also made promises that could not be kept due to the coronavirus pandemic. In addition, a separation from Hütter would also be problematic for Gladbach from a financial point of view.
Also due to the transfer backlog, last year’s Champions League round of 16 was at times even in danger of relegation this season. Virkus now explained that he had to reduce personnel costs. Squad planner Steffen Korell recently announced that players who would have to be handed over could not be adequately replaced in terms of quality.