In 2015 we bid us a few days might not be completed in the most ideal way to Gladbach. The team from North Rhine-Westphalia can be managed to become again one of the teams claiming the first places in the standings of the Bundesliga, back naturally from Bayern Munich, but the “dreams” of a dignified way even in Europa League, went to Manchester. As it defeated by City 4-2 in the last game day of the group stage of the Champions League.
But let´s take things from the beginning, starting in January 2011 when the technique of leadership took over the Swiss Lucien Favre. The coach who put the bases to find the “Colts” again among the leading forces of German football. Initially Borussia Monchengladbach avoided relegation to the second division through the barrage, which took place in May of the same year. Then things went extremely, since with the exception of 2012-13 where he finished eighth in the standings, the team of Lucien Favre established in the top four.
The culmination was the last period when the grades with a few ups and downs from the fifth race onwards, Gladbach managed to finish in third place and ensure its participation in this year´s Champions League.
The summer can be “lost” one of the great stars of the attacker Max Kruse transcribed in Wolfsburg, but it seemed that he had the makings to make an equally good performance in the league and why not in Europe. But starting in the Bundesliga was a nightmare, after five defeats in as many games brought Gladbach at the bottom of the standings and Lucien Favre the door of exit after four years and eight months of presence on the bench. On 21 September, the management team decides to temporarily entrust the fate of the 44 year technical Andre Schubert until you find the next permanent coach.
“It was a day that shook us to the bone,” said sporting director of “Colts” Max Eberl that saw the Swiss coach to retire, stating that he could not lead his players away from the crisis that had been created then and believes it was time for a change at the edge of the bench.
The recruitment of Andre Schubert, who as a player competed in groups of lower categories and as a coach went through the Padeborn , St. Pauli and small ethnic teams , considered from the outset as a temporary solution. The agents of Gladbach examined the cases of Joselyn Gourvennec (Guingamp ), the legend of the group Juup Heynckes and even that of Jürgen Klopp. But the immediate racing renaissance forced the administration to reconsider its views on Andre Schubert.
“We are negotiating with other coaches,” he was forced to declare the Eberl which made practice in mid-November when it announced that the 44 year old signed a technical cooperation contract with Gladbach until 2017.
“I do not care. I just want a job that would make me happy, “was the reply Andre Schubert who may not be able to help his team to continue this year´s European course in the Europa League, but that has a record of 01.04.10 in official game on the counter shows that he has the skills and perspective to bring her again soon in the top positions of the standings.