Adi Hütter and Borussia Mönchengladbach go their separate ways
Borussia Mönchengladbach have parted company with coach Adi Hütter after the 52-year-old tactician led the Foals to a disappointing 10th-placed Bundesliga finish in his first season in charge at Borussia-Park.
Hütter oversaw Die Fohlen's 5-1 victory against Hoffenheim on the final day, but the win ultimately failed to prevent the five-time Bundesliga champions ending the current campaign with their worst top-flight finish since 2010/11. Since taking over at the club following a successful spell at Eintracht Frankfurt, Hütter's Bundesliga record reads: W12, D9, L13.
"Borussia and head coach Adi Hütter have agreed to part ways at the end of the 2021/22 season," an official Gladbach club statement read following the game. "The decision comes following discussions within the club and an analysis of the season that took place over the last days and weeks."
Speaking to Sky Germany after Saturday's home encounter, meanwhile, Hütter explained: "After several intense and respectful discussions, we have mutually agreed to part ways. It's not an easy decision, because I felt very at home here, but we didn't live up to the expectations we had set for ourselves on the pitch. I would like to thank the club for their transparency, their honesty and their clarity."
Borussia's sporting director Roland Virkus added: "Our task is to now draw the correct conclusions from our analysis of the season and implement the right measures in order to ensure that we have a new set-up in place at the end of June to prepare for the new season."
A former Austria international midfielder, Hütter was previously in charge of RB Salzburg and Young Boys before he made the switch to the Bundesliga with Eintracht, whom he led to the 2018/19 UEFA Europa League semi-finals. After three seasons in charge of Die Adler, Hütter took up the reins at Gladbach. DFB Cup (5-0) and Bundesliga (2-1) wins against record champions Bayern Munich were among his highlights.
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