Six wins and a draw in his first seven Bundesliga games in charge were enough to convince the Borussia Mönchengladbach senior management that André Schubert has earned himself a longer-term stab at the job. Ahead of the Matchday 13 meeting with Hannover 96, the caretaker coach was accordingly kitted out with a contract through to June 2017, before a 2-1 victory over the 96ers ratcheted his points tally up to 22 from a possible 24.
"You couldn't really have foreseen any of this," Schubert acknowledged, adding that, "We want to keep working in a focused, but composed, way. The fact that I've signed a piece of paper doesn't change anything." For his part, Mönchengladbach sporting director Max Eberl said, "André's done a very convincing job over the past few weeks and achieved excellent results." Eberl also conceded that, "I initially didn't have him in mind as head coach over the longer-term. He's the in-house candidate who made his own case."