Borussia M'Gladbach sacks coach Schubert; appoints Hecking
Friday, December 23, 2016
Mönchengladbach has won only one out of its last eleven Bundesliga matches this season. Schubert began as an interim manager of the first team after resigned from the coach position last September. Schubert led Gladbach to the fourth spot in Bundesliga. Schubert's last match as Gladbach's coach ended in a 2–1 loss against and they are just three points ahead of the relegation playoff.
52-year-old Dieter Hecking began his coaching career in 2000 with a second tier club. Hecking played most of his professional career matches in .
In 2003–04, Hecking guided UEFA Champions League. Hecking was sacked from Wolfsburg in October.in semifinal. He helped avoid relegation in 2009–10 and finished sixth in the Bundesliga in the following season. In 2014–15, Hecking won the DFB Pokal and the with Wolfsburg and finished the Bundesliga season as runners-up. They qualified for last season's
Mönchengladbach's sporting director ((de))German language: Nach der Entwicklung der letzten Wochen wollen wir mit einem neuen Trainer einen neuen Impuls setzen. Dafür ist Dieter Hecking genau der richtige Mann, ein Trainer mit viel Erfahrung, der auf unterschiedlichem Niveau mit verschiedenen Vereinen sehr erfolgreich gearbeitet hat.
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