Borussia M’Gladbach is about to lose their commander, Marco Rose. The Austrian boss is leaving at the end of the season to sign for Borussia Dortmund as the successor of Lucien Favre, whereas the caretaker Edin Terzic is still expected to stay in Westfallen as Rose’s assistant. Consquently, Gladbach needs to begin their search as early as possible to find Rose’s replacement. So far there are at least five candidates, surprisingly only one name is German-born. Here are those figures on the shortlist:
Eric Ten Hag: The current Ajax manager is considered as the strongest candidate. He is believed to be ready for a new challenge and Bundesliga seems to be the perfect one to start with. The 51-year old boss has won one Eredivisie, one Dutch Cup plus reached UEFA Champions League semifinal in 2019. The former Twente center back had two-year spell with Bayern Munich II before returning to Netherlands in 2015.
Mark Van Bommel: The former Bayern, Barcelona and AC Milan midfielder used to take charge of PSV Eindhoven from June 2018 to December 2019. Unfortunately, he has not had any notable accolades yet.
Jesse March: The current RB Salzburg boss was also one of the candidates for Lucien Favre’s replacement in Dortmund last December. The 47-year old manager was also Ralf Ragnick’s asisstant in RB Leipzig before taking charge of Salzburg in 2019. March has won double winners in Austrian Bundesliga last season.
Adolf Hutter: The current Frankfurt manager has been the most notable this season. He has just led Martin Hinteregger and Co involve in the Champions League race this season and reach Europa League semifinal 2019. He also helped RB Salzburg win double titles in 2015.
Florian Kohfeldt: He becomes the only German origin to be Rose’s successor who is under Gladbach’s radar. Kohfeldt is one of the few young notable German coaches besides Julian Nagelsmann. He has been at the helm of Werder Bremen senior team since 2017 and improved his team’s campaign this season by sitting on the 11th in the standings after battling for relegation in 2019/20.