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Projects with Marco Rose failed in both Borosias. The impetus was a decision made by the coach himself, with both clubs now wanting to clean the pieces with old brooms.

Back to the future. What worked once must and must work again in Dortmund and Mönchengladbach. This weekend, all of Borussia’s old acquaintances can be introduced as coaches: Eden Terzic in BVB Lucien Favre in Gladbach.

This development finally triggered a momentous decision by Marco Rose, with a good year’s delay, which left a number of losers later: Rose himself, team-mate Adi Hutter, and certainly Max Eberl, officials at Borussia Dortmund, and himself Matthias Ginter. All of that is certainly both clubs.

Of course, it is speculation how last season would have turned out if Rose decided at the start of 2021 to fulfill his contract, which he only signed at Gladbach in 2019, and not switch to BVB prematurely. It is very likely that both clubs are different in terms of individuals and may also be happier.

Eden Terzic is set to take over at Dortmund

After the surprising and somewhat questionable decision by Dortmund leaders about club president Hans-Joachim Watzke to ditch Rose once again after just one season as vice-champion, Terzic must now help out once again. It is only a matter of form that the 39-year-old will soon give his approval to return to the role of head coach at Dortmund. As early as December 2020, he helped the native Borussia from Sauerland – at the time it was still a temporary fix after breaking up with Favre, who was viewed more critically in Westphalian Borussia than in his first term at Rheinische from 2011 to 2015.

After a difficult start, Terzic did not fully comply with the text of the BVB leaders, who long ago decided to bring Rose to Gladbach for a fixed fee of five million euros. Terzic led Dortmund to a fantastic final run this season, which ended with winning the DFB Cup and in the hearts of the fans.

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Then he was promoted to the position of new technical director because of Rose. As it turned out, this was a problem for his successor. “From the beginning, it undermined Marco Rose’s authority,” Sky expert Dietmar Hamann said.

Good in the league, shame in the cups

In the league, the bottom line was that the season ended satisfactorily in second place. But in cup competitions, the record was embarrassing. The defending champion was eliminated from the round of 16 in the DFB Cup by second-division team St. Pauli. In the Champions League, there was a preliminary round in a possible group, and in the Europa League there was also an abrupt end against the finalists Glasgow Rangers.

The confident Rose appears to have been so swayed by the criticism that Thursday’s season analysis created particular impetus that culminated in the breakup. Rose could have known what he wanted when he moved from the Lower Rhine to Dortmund. Since the departure of longing coach Jürgen Klopp in 2015, coaches have been exhausted almost every year.

The criticism there was and remains much more intense than it was in Gladbach under then sporting director Eberl. Even before Rose’s change announced, there were also setbacks in the lower Rhine, with which Eberle always guided in his efforts to forge a successful new era with Rose. Even today, Rose’s decision is causing heads to shake at Mönchengladbach.

Rose caused a huge disappointment in Gladbach

We were deceived by Marco Rose. He disappointed us. He decided his career and against the joint venture that thousands had previously believed in. He simply promised so much and accomplished so little. He also dramatically started the crisis that led us to the FPMG Supporters Club – said the FPMG Supporters Club. The umbrella organization for organized Gladbach fans – Friday: “A tough year and a half and we’re still struggling to pick up the pieces today.”

With Rose gone, Eberl, the Gladbach players and the entire club fell emotionally into a ravine, which ultimately meant Rose Hotter’s successor failed as well. Even Eberl lost his power, which is why he left his heart club at the beginning of the year. Even national player Ginter, who returned to his original team FC Freiburg on a free transfer after the season, recently expressed the assumption in the “MitGeredet” podcast: “If Rose had stayed, it would have been different.”

Shaken by the departures of Rose and Eberle, the club faltered with Hütter in their worst season since 2011. Back then, Lucien Favre saved Borussia from relegation, kissed him awake and led them to a decade as one of the best clubs in the Bundesliga. . His mission as a potential successor to Hütter is different now than it was then, but it’s the same with Terzic at Dortmund: bringing the club back to the roots of the past, successful years and pacifying the souls of Borussia.

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