Daniel Farke’s tenure as the head coach of Borussia Monchengladbach has ended after a disappointing season that fell short of expectations.
Farke joined the Bundesliga club last summer, but he failed to bring about the desired improvements. His side looked worse than under his predecessor, Adi Hutter.
The recently concluded season saw Gladbach finish in tenth place with 43 points.
This tally marks the team’s worst performance in the last 12 years. Hutter also guided Gladbach to the same position, but they recorded 45 points under him.
Farke made his name at Norwich City, where he led the club into the Premier League twice winning the Championship.
However, Norwich suffered immediate relegation on each occasion. But he left the club as a cult hero praised for his attacking philosophy.
There was plenty of optimism when he arrived at Gladbach. They played brilliant football sometimes but were too inconsistent.
Gladbach sporting director Roland Virkus said (via the club’s official website): “After several intensive discussions, Daniel Farke and we came to the conclusion that we should go our separate ways.
“We would like to thank Daniel and his team for the work they have done.”
Farke’s assistant coaches Edmund Riemer, Christopher John and Chris Domogalla will also leave the club.
The favourite to replace Farke is former Bayer Leverkusen manager Gerardo Seoane. He has a strong track record and could bring a fresh perspective to the club.
However, several other candidates are in the mix, including outgoing Eintracht Frankfurt manager Oliver Glasner and former Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl.
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