German Football: A Domino Effect on Managerial Changes in Bundesliga

2021-05-02 Football

In the past few months, there has been news about managerial changes in Bundesliga. Almost all high profile teams in the German top flight are likely to name or even have named their new commanders for the next season for the sake of the club's preparation after EURO next summer. Consequently, naming the new managers who might still be leading their current clubs could impact the team's form itself, either directly or indirectly. This trend even affects Die Mannschaft too as they are in search of Joachim Low's replacement. No wonder that the domino effect is inevitable as one name appointment leads to another. At least, five clubs and a number of managers have been dragged into this swirling issue.


When it comes to German football, Bayern Munich is never far from it, including in this domino effect managerial changes. Their current manager, Hans Flick apparently has asked for contract termination due to Die Roeten's failure to retain the UCL title and the disagreement with their Sporting Director, Hasan Salihamidzic. Due to Flick's persistence, Bayern needs to find the replacement soon. Finally, they have found one, the most wanted German boss today, despite his age and zero silverware yet, Julian Nageslmann. The current RB Leipzig boss is their number one candidate because of his talent and record in leading his club to the Champions League semifinal last season plus his service for Hoffenheim previously when he could bring Hoffe qualify to UCL qualification in 2016. The 33-year old manager has agreed the five-year contract with Die Roeten and is set to be the most expensive football manager in the world as Bayern has reportedly spent 25 million Euro to sign him from Leipzig.


Now, RB Leipzig which has been Bayern's contender in Bundesliga in the past few seasons, found the replacement immediately. Nageslmann's successor is not far from Leipzig's network, the current RB Salzburg boss, Jesse March. He had been on the radar of a number of German clubs before he took the offer from Leipzig. Marsch is familiar with the club as he was Ralf Ragnick's assistant there in 2018/19. The American manager has led RB Salzburg to win Austrian Bundesliga and Austrian Cup last season. Now he is ready to take up greater challenge on German soil.


Another Bundesliga team, Borussia Dortmund, decided to hire the former RB Salzburg boss, Marco Rose. The current Gladbach manager has been Dortmund first choice after they are not impressed by Edin Terzic's team performance this year. Rose helped Gladbach qualify to the Champions League knock out stage this season after eliminating Inter Milan. Next season, Rose is given a challenging task, returning Dortmund to their glory days.


Meanwhile, Borussia M'Gladbach moves quickly to find Rose' successor. Eventually, another former RB Salzburg alumni is the one they sign for. It is Frankfurt boss, Adi Hutter. He reportedly agreed to be at the helm of Gladbach next season. Hutter's reign in Frankfurt has been positive by leading Filip Kostic to stay in top four this season and to reach semifinal in Europa League 2019. He seems to be the perfect one for Gladbach.


Such news, which has been announced before the season is over, definitely leaves Frankfurt in turmoil. No wonder that they have suffered a defeat twice in a the last three games not long after it came out, including a heavy loss from Gladbach. They are now left with the crucial task to sign a proper figure to fill in Hutter's post. Norwich's boss Daniel Farke is their main option with the current PSV boss Roger Schmidt and Dortmund's current caretaker, Edin Terzic. Unfortunately, no official decision has been made yet up to now.