Summary

  • Hecking takes the reins in Mönchengladbach.
  • Former Wolfsburg coach signs deal until 2019.
  • Foals have won just one of their last 11 Bundesliga matches.

Borussia Mönchengladbach have appointed Dieter Hecking as their new head coach.

Hecking takes charge at Gladbach a little over two months after being let go as coach of VfL Wolfsburg, the team he led to a second-place Bundesliga finish and a DFB Cup title in the 2014/15 season.

The Foals relieved Andre Schubert of his duties on Wednesday after registering just one victory in their last 11 Bundesliga matches, and Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl said he wanted a coach who could give the team ”stability” rather than initiating a “top-to-bottom revolution.”

In Hecking, Eberl may have found the safe pair of hands he has sought. The 52-year-old has extensive Bundesliga experience, having coached at the top flight level at Alemannia Aachen, Hannover 96 and 1. FC Nürnberg before his four-year stint with the Wolves.

Hecking began his Bundesliga career as a player at Gladbach, making his debut there in 1984.

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