Max Eberl has been praised for his work as sporting Director of Borussia Mönchengladbach, often, and extensively. He has made in this function, certainly a lot right. The most important Phase for him and his career but was converted probably in the Eberl and the club Borussia Mönchengladbach on the edge. A little more than eight years ago: The team seemed to be dedicated to the descent, Eberl, despite his many critics as either incompetent or as an absolute miscast.
The wrath of the audience was sparked, among other things, his dealings with Michael Frontzeck, the former coach of Gladbach. The results don't more languages for Frontzeck and however, Dortmund sporting Director noted, seemingly undeterred. Because he believed that continuity in the coach position was important and valuable. Eberl was attacked for this Inertia violently. Among other things, private interests were subordinated to His, and Frontzecks wife were finally Friends (which wasn't true at all).
it is true that Eberl has understood with Frontzeck very well that he has felt working with him as a thoroughly enjoyable and straightforward. As he is also with Dieter Hecking is very good and the cooperation with him as a pleasant and uncomplicated feel. As the two sat late on Tuesday afternoon in front of the press and each other their appreciation of the insured, was not a Smear job, which was staged for the Public. The mutual handling was characterized by respect and Fairness. And yet, Eberl has made the decision to dismiss Hecking at the end of the season – although he has extended his contract until November a year. So how he acted when Frontzeck seemingly too late, so he's doing it now, seemingly too early.
continuity is not an end in itself
continuity is good, but it is not an end in itself – that is, what has been learned Eberl eight years ago, when he held on to for far too long to Frontzeck and his successor Lucien Favre was able to keep the team until the last minute, anyway, before the descent. The decision against Hecking's a little surprising, but it is not at all out of the Emotion of the past weeks with just one win from the most recent seven Games, and the disappointment over the embarrassing 1:3 defeat last weekend in Düsseldorf. It is – so at least it has shown Eberl – the result of an intensive thinking process. If they still even remember how long Dortmund sports Director has the extension of the contract with Hecking since last spring, shuffled forward, it's hard to accuse him of lying. Much longer Eberl could not wait without being accused of suspend, he trusted Hecking probably not more.
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"Dieter gave us a back Stop," Eberl said at the announcement of the impending farewell. As he committed Hecking little more than two years, was to keep the club, who had just played in the Champions League, before falling in the Second League. Hecking completed the Job competently and calmly, as is his way. And after a rather tough second year, he has managed to reinvent itself this season again. Up on the second place, he led the team. There she stood still at the beginning of February – since then, but they will not Hold more.
The magic of Lucien Favre is still active
That Eberl Hecking now drains the trust, may seem rushed. However, you have to know that the Liaison was not a love marriage, that it went mainly to the management of everyday life. The club stand at Heckings commitment is still too much under the influence of Lucien Favre. Basically, he still does. Favre's magic is acting up today. Without the Swiss, who Borussia would not be what it is currently. And like Favre, the only, the Fans do not want that Eberl wants. A coach who makes both the individual player as well as the entire team better, is a clear idea and then it can get a bit crazy. Was crazy, and Dieter Hecking's not quite sure.More about
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Eberl has his decision against Hecking with the request justified, the club strategically re-positioning. He could not, as he had to find in the summer of 2015 after the fifth round almost over night a successor to Lucien Favre. He could not also one and a quarter years later, when he had to find after the first half of the season, a successor for Favre's successor. The decision was reduced in both cases, especially on the criterion: Who is available? The Chance to get a possible candidate is the beginning of a season is naturally considerably greater than in the middle of a season. This is also why Eberls decision to terminate the cooperation with Dieter Hecking is only logical.