Max Eberl thanked the fans of Borussia Mönchengladbach again in a letter and repeated the reasons for his emotional farewell.
“I’m sorry that I had to make this radical decision in January. But it was essential for Max Eberl, his soul and his inner life,” wrote the former sports director: “I just couldn’t do it anymore.”
In the weeks after Eberl’s departure, there were many rumors about the background. “I hope you know me and can put all the talk correctly. I’ve always said I have to be able to look in the mirror, always, and I can do that this last time too,” said the 48-year-old.
His time at Borussia was “not a job, but a passion and an affair of the heart”. “And at some point my battery and my heart were empty and I would no longer have been able to do justice to this great club with all the big tasks,” wrote Eberl: “Just continuing like this would have been threatening for me, and the timing was the last resort, to give the club and the people involved the time to shape the future.”
Eberl: The reasons for his resignation
Eberl said to the fans of the five-time German champions “THANK YOU for your constant and tireless support, your critical contributions or statements and our great celebrations of our various successes”.
Eberl spoke of “deep tiredness” and “mental exhaustion” at an emotional press conference in January. He can no longer work for this great club because he is ill.
Regarding his plans for the future, Eberl wrote in the letter: “I will now continue to travel, enjoy great experiences and people and thus take the necessary time to recharge my battery and my heart.”