Following the decision to part company with coach Daniel Farke at the end of the season, Borussia Mönchengladbach’s search for a replacement didn’t take long with the announcement that former Bayer Leverkusen trainer Gerardo Seaone will be Farke’s successor.
A tenth place finish in the Bundesliga was not enough to earn Daniel Farke a second season at the Borussia Park following his arrival last summer. The fact that the Foals didn’t progress under his leadership and finished with fewer points than the previous campaign was the final nail in the coffin.
Swiss trainer Seoane was sacked earlier in the season by Bayer Leverkusen after a poor start to the season, although he had led them to Champions League qualification the previous year.
“Gerardo Seoane has been successful for several clubs over the past few years. He’s a young coach, but one with lots of experience. He plays the style of football we want to see here. We’re pleased that he’s our new head coach at Borussia Mönchengladbach,” said Roland Virkus, managing director for sport at Borussia.
Seoane gained an impressive reputation while with Young Boys in Bern where he won three consecutive league titles and one domestic cup trophy. His first season in the Bundesliga with Leverkusen was also a positive one, and Gladbach will be hoping that a fresh start for both parties will bring about an improvement in the club’s fortunes.