Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose has apparently met with the club’s fan ultras. This emerges from consistent media reports.
The BVB coach is said to have met leading fans of the Ultra group “The Unity” for a beer before the league game against RB Leipzig, which was lost 4-1. Rose probably wanted to know how the fans rate him and what the team is missing: Apparently, the ultras are unconditionally behind the team, but in return they demand fight and commitment.
The idea for a meeting with the fans is said to have come from Rose herself. As coach of Borussia Mönchengladbach, he had already organized a meeting with fans together with the then sports director Max Eberl. For Rose, this is important in order to better understand the club and the environment.
For some fans, Rose is controversial on the coaching bench because he has already lost 13 of 40 competitive games with BVB. These include games against Leipzig, Leverkusen (2:5), Amsterdam (0:4) and St.Pauli (1:2). “We didn’t manage to inspire people and really take them with us, to spark euphoria,” Rose critically stated a few weeks ago. “Identification with the team suffers as a result.” The coach now wants to change this in cooperation with the future BVB manager Sebastian Kehl and continue the upheaval.