Leaving Eintracht after taking them into the Champions League: Hutter will lead Monchengladbach next season

Leaving Eintracht after taking them into the Champions League: Hutter will lead Monchengladbach next season

Following two major derby victories over the team's placed above and below them, Wolfsburg and Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt fans thought they are in the clear. The team has practically secured a Champions League spot having seven points more than BVB and gaining on the Wolves. But a kick in the teeth arrived from this season's Germany's CL representative.

Borussia Monchengladbach activated the release clause needed to get Frankfurt's manager Adi Hutter and the Austrian accepted to take on a new job after this season. A decision that doesn't make much sense when looking at the Bundesliga table considering the Foals won't be playing Europe at all.

In order to get the 51-year-old man who did wonders with Eintracht Frankfurt, Borussia had to pay the biggest release clause for a manager in the history of German football. Eintracht will receive €7,500,000 for the tactician who joined them in the summer of 2018. He signed a three-year contract with his new side.

"The decision to open a new chapter for the new season was not an easy one for me. I have experienced three incredibly successful and intense years here, which I and the team would like to close with an outstanding result at the end of this season. We have a historic opportunity. All that matters to me now is the success of unity. We want to defend our lead and qualify for the Champions League. We subordinate everything to this goal," explains Adi Hutter.

The reasoning for Hutter's decision must be found in another saga that has surrounded Eintracht for several weeks. Their sporting director Fredi Bobic is heading towards Hertha Berlin's ambitious project and Hutter possibly didn't want to push on without him. Even in the Champions League and even though he had a contract until 2023.

It possibly doesn't help that Eintracht is likely to face big outgoing transfers with Filip Kostic and possibly even Andre Silva moving on.

Borussia Monchengladbach hence got a replacement for Marco Rose who will be joining Borussia Dortmund. This is another peculiar situation as BVB could've clearly gone for the man who was more successful in the current campaign as Rose's team is eight with 13 points fewer than Eintracht. Both of them passed through RB Salzburg which is the road map for many Bundesliga managers.


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