Perhaps this has never happened in the history of the Bundesliga. Double hammer with whistle at the end of the coach’s last day.
Adi Hütter (52) and Markus Weinzierl (47) stopped as coaches of Borussia Mönchengladbach and FC Augsburg. Both said this after the final whistle of the match against Hoffenheim and Fürth on the Sky microphone.
Hütter on Sky: “After several minutes and intense discussions, we came to the conclusion that we are going our separate ways. It is very frustrating, but we have not achieved what we set out to do in the sport. I can only thank the club for their honesty and clarity.”
Weinzerl explained that this was his “last game”. For him it was the “right decision”.
Weinzerl informed the team of his move shortly after the final whistle. Players should be the first to know. Weinzerl indicated there were no talks with the club about his future.
” data-zoom-src=”https://bilder.bild.de/fotos/markus-weinzierl-uebernahm-augsburg-im-april-2021-zuvor-war-er-von-2012-bis-2016-bei-den-fuggerstaedte-824b634db5f9472bb06e5f9ee380c1ee-80085432/Bild/9.bild.jpg”/> Markus Weinzerl took charge of Augsburg in April 2021. Prior to that he was with Vogerstadt from 2012 to 2016.Photo: sky
Markus Weinzerl took charge of Augsburg in April 2021. Prior to that he was with Vogerstadt from 2012 to 2016.Photo: sky
The former Schalke 04 coach said manager Stefan Reuter, 55, was unaware of his decision and showed clear cracks in the relationship. “It wasn’t planned that way,” Winzierl said. “My heart hurts too.” He would have liked to stay in Augsburg for a long time.
Hütter’s secession was mentioned in Gladbach
Gladbach’s separation has already been announced in the past few days.
As BILD and SPORT BILD reported on Friday, the top-flight club is already looking for a successor in the market, and talks are said to have been held with a potential candidate or his advisor.
“We are unanimous that this decision is the right decision for both sides,” Borussia sporting director Roland Verkus said in a press release simultaneously published on Gladbach’s website.
Our task now is to draw conclusions from preparing the season and start the appropriate measures in order to start preparing for the new season in a new constellation at the end of June. He no longer works for Borussia.
In terms of sports, Borussia did not live up to expectations, and embarrassing matches such as against Freiburg (0:6) were just the tip of the iceberg. But much worse: it seems that the relationship between the team and the coach is so broken that changing the team in the summer will not change much.
In the past few weeks, this broken relationship has become more apparent as players increasingly express it internally. Most of the top players no longer believe in a successful future with Hütter.
For a long time, chiefs were of the opinion that the cabin climate could be maintained with a few departures like Matthias Ginter (28) or Ramy Benspini (27). That’s why the Chiefs included Hütter in planning for next season. Now there are many indications of a rethink.
Recently, at Thursday’s press conference, sporting director Roland Verkus, 55, avoided an explicit commitment to Hütter. When asked if the Austrian will remain coach of Borussia next season, he replied: “We want it, we will discuss everything else.”
Markus Weinzerl from Augsburg is also showing live on TV
In Augsburg there is a roar in the club!
President Klaus Hoffmann (54) submitted his resignation on Friday. Officially, the move was voluntary, but according to BILD information, Hoffmann was forced to resign due to serious disagreements within the club’s management.
The boss went – and the coach stopped, too. Weinzierl declared on Thursday that you should “test everything” as well as “question every situation”. There have been no talks about extending his contract “yet”. In “Next Week” Winzierl and Augsburg wanted to talk about the future.
Weinzerl said: “I have one or two crucial questions, what does the club want to achieve? What are the goals? What are the requirements?” Constantly playing against relegation is not enough for Straubinger.
“You obviously want more. Weinzerl, who has been in charge of FC Augsburg since April 2021 in his second term, explained that the mission was always to finish beyond your budget, beyond your means. Even in his early days, his relationship with Reuter was not without hiccups.