The 2020/2021 season is one of change in the Bundesliga. Indeed, no less than 13 coaches have left their functions, including 4 at Schalke 04 since the start of the year. In addition, several coaches already in place have formalized their departure. So at least 6 top 7 teams will have a new coach on the bench next season. A rather surprising phenomenon whose beginnings take place on December 13, 2020. Fairly criticized for many months, Lucien Favre is dismissed from Borussia Dortmund and Edin Terzic replaces him at short notice for an interim until the end of the season. So far nothing extraordinary, but the Marsupials will want to anticipate the search for a successor in order to announce it as soon as possible. The Ruhr club will see its interest focus on Marco Rose, who was doing great things at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
However, the rumors will last from December 2020 to February 2021. Faced with the bad results that followed on the side of the Fohlen, the departure of Marco Rose from Borussia Mönchengladbach to Borussia Dortmund for the summer of 2021 has been formalized. The start of a domino effect. Having to find a coach for the next season, Borussia Mönchengladbach was in the running for Xabi Alonso before finally appointing Adolf Hütter, currently at Eintracht Frankfurt, as Marco Rose’s replacement. Eintracht Frankfurt has not yet found its successor, but Jesse Marsch (RB Salzburg), Erik ten Hag (Ajax Amsterdam), Ralf Rangnick (free) Roger Schmidt (PSV Eindhoven), Gerardo Seoane (YB Bern) and Sandro Schwarz (Dinamo Moscow) were mentioned on the side of the Adlers.
Will Olivier Glasner stay in Wolfsburg?
A second domino effect also hit the Bundesliga. Following the announcement of Joachim Löw’s departure from the German selection after Euro 2020 scheduled for this summer, the federation took an interest in Hans-Dieter Flick (Bayern). Taking advantage of the tensions between the latter and the sports director of the Bavarians Hasan Salihamidzic, the DFB will soon be able to announce the arrival of Hans-Dieter Flick, whose departure from Bayern Munich is recorded. Ten days after his coach spoke, the Rekordmeister was not idle by poaching a replacement. This is Julian Nagelsmann, the coach of RB Leipzig. The 33-year-old technician will arrive at Bayern Munich this summer in exchange for a check for € 25million. Result ? It’s RB Leipzig’s turn to find a new coach for next season. The Red Bulls have already targeted 4 coaches who are Jesse Marsch (RB Salzburg), Erik ten Hag (Ajax Amsterdam), Roger Schmidt (PSV Eindhoven) and Pellegrino Matarazzo (VfB Stuttgart).
The first named is also the favorite given the close relations between Leipzig and Salzburg, two formations under the control of the Red Bull group. Bayer Leverkusen are also affected by a change of coach with the departure of Peter Bosz on March 23. In the meantime, Hannes Wolf has taken over, but there is no indication that he will stay next year. Erik ten Hag (Ajax Amsterdam) and Gerardo Seoane (Young Boys Berne) are among the leaders. Finally, Wolfsburg is the only club with a coach still present and who can participate in the next exercise with Olivier Glasner. However, his relationship with the leaders is not ideal and he could leave. Mark Van Bommel, who has been free since his departure from PSV Eindhoven, is mentioned while Oliver Glasner was announced at RB Salzburg, Eintracht Frankfurt, Hertha Berlin and that he was even in the shortlist of the Bayern Munich before the formalization of the choice Julian Nagelsmann. The crossover coach hunt in the Bundesliga is not yet over.