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Bundesliga managerial merry go round: Borussia Monchengladbach part ways with Adi Hutter while Florian Kohfeldt also leaves Wolfsburg

Adi Hutter and Florian Kohfeldt have left Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg respectively after disappointing campaigns for both managers
Adi Hutter and Florian Kohfeldt have left Borussia Monchengladbach and Wolfsburg respectively after disappointing campaigns for both managers

Borussia Monchengladbach parted ways with Austrian manager Adi Hutter after the 52-year-old tactician led them to an underwhelming 10th-place finish in the Bundesliga. The foals were also eliminated in the round-of-16 of the DFB-Pokal by 2. Bundesliga side Hannover 96. Both parties go their separate ways after only one year. The former Eintracht Frankfurt won his last game at Borussia Park in emphatic fashion with a 5-1 victory over Hoffenheim, but it was not enough to keep his job. Hutter’s Bundesliga record reads W12, D9, and L13. 

A club statement read, “Borussia and head coach Adi Hütter has 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 after Saturday’s home encounter, he said “After several intense and respectful discussions, we have mutually agreed to part ways. It was 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 to ensure that we have a new set-up in place at the end of June to prepare for the new season.”

Wolfsburg has also parted ways with Florian Kohfeldt after an underwhelming campaign wherein they finished 12th in the Bundesliga. Just last season, they finished in 4th-place under Oliver Glasner. Wolfsburg fired Mark Van Bommel after just 13 games, but the 39-year-old Kohfeldt did not impress his new bosses despite saving the wolves from relegation. The former Werder Bremen boss recorded nine wins, five draws, and 14 losses across all competitions. There are strong rumors Bruno Labbadia might be reappointed.

Their club statement read, “After a thorough analysis of the season, we came to the mutual decision to part ways,” explained Wolfsburg managing director Jörg Schmadtke. “We regret how it’s worked out, but would like to thank Florian Kohfeldt for helping us out in a difficult situation and securing our top-flight status. We wish him all the best.”

His tenure ended with a neat four-match unbeaten run.

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