Frankfurt / Main (dpa) – The question about the rumor about a move to Borussia Dortmund was answered defensively by former defender Marco Rose.
“Of course there is speculation,” said Borussia Mönchengladbach’s 44-year-old head coach after the 3: 3 (1: 3) Bundesliga match at Eintracht Frankfurt. “We need full energy and we need to pay attention to what we’re doing here with every grain.” I don’t notice the excitement that way because I don’t really care. “
Because unrest is exactly what the Lower Rhine club can use, neither before nor after the short Christmas break, Gladbach’s sports director tried to present BVB’s alleged advertisement as rather hopeless. Chances are “very high” that the coach will stay in Gladbach after the summer, “because he has a contract, because we are successful and because there is nothing,” said Max Eberl of TV broadcaster Sky. “Right now the odds are 99 percent. We are both very relaxed about that.”
But Rose’s departure is neither improbable nor impossible. Certainly because he has an exit clause in his contract, which runs until 2022. After BVB had separated from Lucien Favre and the interim solution with Edin Terzic, an engagement with the great Borussia would be the next step in his career.
Eberl said whether the coach has an exit clause or not is inconclusive. “The coach must be convinced of a club. We are an exciting club. It must be a big step to abandon it,” he said.
A release clause in Rose’s contract with RB Salzburg had allowed him to be raised for 2.5 million euros in 2019. An amount that Eberl thinks is too little for a coach with the quality of Rose. “It’s the same as with salaries: key employees should earn accordingly,” said Borussia’s sports director in an interview with “Sport Bild”. But it is clear, “If a coach is courted, reasonable compensation must be paid.”
The most expensive coach transfers in the Bundesliga to date have been those from Peter Bosz from Ajax Amsterdam in 2017 to BVB and Julian Nagelsmann in 2019 from TSG 1899 Hoffenheim to RB Leipzig. An estimated EUR 5 million was paid for both. Aside from a potential million dollar poker, Eberl stressed, “Nevertheless, I would think it would be nice if you could work with them more sustainably.”
In Mönchengladbach Rose made history when she reached the last sixteen in the Champions League. No coach has succeeded before, including Lucien Favre. The coached coach is currently experiencing in the Bundesliga that it does not always go that way. For the third time, Borussia only shared points – thanks to Lars Stindl’s first league three-pack. The 32-year-old scored the 1-0 with a free kick (14th minute) and turned the 1: 3 deficit to 3: 3 with two hits in the final phase (90./90.+5). “He is a real captain who is leading the way,” said Rose after the draw at the last minute.