The final whistle may have blown on the Bundesliga season, but that doesn’t stop the hiring and firing with Borussia Mönchengladbach trainer Daniel Farke the latest (we won’t say last) to be fired. The writing had been on the wall with the Foals enduring a very average season and the axe has fallen on Farke after just season at the helm.
“After several intensive discussions, Daniel Farke and the club have come to the decision to go our separate ways,” said sporting director Roland Virkus in a short club statement. “We would like to thank Daniel and his team for the work they have done.”
Farke arrived last summer to succeed Adi Hütter after coaching in England with Norwich City and the hope was that he could take the club forward after they had finished tenth the previous season. However, this season they finished tenth once again but with two fewer points.
The fans had begun to turn on the coach and were visibly and audibly venting their frustration in the hammering received at the hands of Borussia Dortmund on matchday 32
With key players such as Marcus Thuram, Ramy Bensebaini, Lars Stindl leaving this summer and speculation mounting as to the future of Manu Koné, the new coach coming in will have quite the rebuild on his hands. The club’s U-23 coach Eugen Polanski is said to be a candidate to succeed Farke although more experienced option will surely also be considered.