Daniel Farke remains coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach – at least in the friendlies that are due to start on Monday as part of the end-of-season tour. Farke will sit on the bench at both FC Oberneuland and Hallesches FC. And then? “Then we’ll sit down and analyze at our leisure,” said sporting director Roland Virkus after the 2-0 (2-0) win over FC Augsburg on the final day.
Speculations about Farke’s farewell have been going on for weeks. Unlike a year ago, when Adi Hütter announced the separation a few minutes after the last Gladbach game, both sides are now taking their time. “Clearly: there is an analysis, and that’s it,” said Virkus on Sky. The talks are “open-ended”.
Farke did not want to comment on the rumors again on Saturday, rather he was looking forward to the coming days. “We’ll take the whole squad with us. All the guys who are ready will be deployed,” said Farke: “It’s also a small farewell tour, we’ll also reflect on everything. We can still do it with the guys who are leaving us spend a little time and talk about one or the other anecdote. That’s good for the community feeling.”
In addition to the two games, a visit to the Bergen-Belsen memorial and a fan meeting in Aken are also on the agenda. After that, the season should be worked up with everyone involved. Farke campaigned for himself again on Saturday: “We’ve scored 33 points in 17 home games, so we’re really satisfied. The most potential is definitely in the away record.”
It’s true: Only a win on a foreign pitch was on the credit side, less than at any other club in the league. And the 43 points in the final account mean the weakest season in twelve years. After all, Gladbach pushed past Rhenish rivals 1. FC Köln in tenth place on the last matchday. It remains to be seen whether that will be enough for Farke for a second season as a Borussia coach.