The Borussia Monchengladbach has sacked their coach André Schubert hours after being beaten at home by their fellow Bundesliga strugglers Wolfsburg.
Schubert had been in office since November of last year, but speculation had been mounting, with the club enduring a difficult season. The Wolfsburg defeat left them 14th in the table, and they finished third in the Championship, the group behind Barcelona and Manchester City.
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Borussia’s sporting director, Max Eberl, has said: “We held a lot of interviews in the past few days, has analyzed our pace of development, and discussed the situation in detail, and together with Andre, we came to the conclusion that it is better for both sides to call an end to our collaboration.
“André has helped us a lot last season, when he led the team from last place in the rankings to fourth place and the playoffs at the beginning of this season in the Champions League. But the development has stalled for various reasons. We decided to upgrade with another coach.”
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Schubert said: “This change might be the right way to bring the club, which is always more important and bigger than any individual, back to success. I am grateful for a great experience with great people”.