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The players from Borussia Mönchengladbach had Tuesday off and thus had time to process the announced departure of Marco Rose. Sports director Max Eberl, however, had to do.

Max Eberl, Sportchef von Borussia Mönchengladbach, steht vor schweren Aufgaben. © Stefan Puchner / dpa Max Eberl, sports director of Borussia Mönchengladbach, is facing difficult tasks.

The challenges are enormous. The most urgent question to be resolved is who will succeed Rose as coach in the summer. There are many candidates, Werder Bremen's Florian Kohfeldt and Salzburg's Jesse Marsch are the most persistent. The American followed Rose at the Red Bull Club in 2019 after he moved to Gladbach.

Werder's club boss Klaus Filbry said to Kohfeldt on Tuesday in the “Bild”: “He does a very good job and he has a long-term contract. We assume that we will continue to work together for a long time. " Of course, Eberl had recently made a similar statement to Rose.

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Adi Hütter from Eintracht Frankfurt and Oliver Glasner from VfL Wolfsburg would be easy to imagine, but hardly feasible. According to consistent media reports, Gerardo Seoane from the Swiss league leader Young Boys Bern is one of the candidates. Borussia vehemently denied any contact between Eberl and Erik ten Hag from Ajax Amsterdam. The "Rheinische Post" also brought the former Salzburg assistant coach Thomas Letsch (Vitesse Arnheim) into play.

"If Marco leaves us, then, based on our work and our successes, you can be sure that you will find a suitable coach for Borussia," said Eberl shortly before the decision, published on Monday, that Rose would join BVB in the summer after only two years want to go. The players will also want to know as quickly as possible who will succeed. Some, like Stefan Lainer, Hannes Wolf or Valentino Lazaro, came to Gladbach mainly because of Rose. Others facing future decisions had hoped that Rose would stay. The coach question should also influence the thoughts of Florian Neuhaus, Denis Zakaria, Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea, who could also change in the summer.

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Especially with the central defenders Matthias Ginter and Nico Elvedi - both contracts expire in 2022 - Eberl is aiming for an extension. Rose's departure could affect this process. The "Bild" quoted an unnamed player whom Rose had said "a few weeks ago" that he wanted to build "something big" in Gladbach. According to «Bild» the player would feel lied to.

It will be decided in the coming weeks whether the players will willingly follow Rose. The top games against Leipzig and Leverkusen are about whether it can go back to the Champions League. The first leg against Manchester City is scheduled for the coming week, followed shortly after by the explosive cup game against Rose's future club Dortmund. A failure of Gladbach could have similar consequences as Lothar Matthäus' legendary penalty miss in the cup final against Bayern in 1984. Because of his permanent move to Munich, Matthäus was henceforth persona non grata on the Lower Rhine and was insulted as "Judas" for years.

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The risk is great for Rose too. Recently, the mood in fan circles was already tense in view of the looming change to the unloved Borussia in Dortmund. Now there is even hostility on the net. A number of supporters, who are currently unable to show their protest in the stadium, openly demand the premature separation from Rose. "The issue of Marco Rose at Borussia Mönchengladbach has thus been dealt with for us," commented the Borussia fan association on Tuesday.

2019 Rose still had success in a similar situation in Salzburg. His move to Gladbach became public in the spring, and in the summer he was a double winner with Red Bull in Austria. There are also examples in Borussia's history that a permanent departure of a coach does not have to lead to a breakup: After Jupp Heynckes' announced departure in 1987, Borussia won ten games in a row and finished third. When Dieter Hecking was informed in April 2019 that he had to leave at the end of the season, he still held Borussia safely in fifth place and qualified them for the European Cup.

“Neither Borussia Dortmund nor any other club can buy us out,” Eberl affirmed. The past decade with painful departures from Gladbach to Dortmund is the best example. After the last BVB championship in 2012, the top performers Marco Reus, Mo Dahoud and Thorgan Hazard moved to Dortmund for a lot of money. BVB has not been champion since then. Eberl, on the other hand, built new teams, and Gladbach moved closer and closer to BVB and the national leaders.

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