Monchengladbach appoint Rose as new head coach

Source: Xinhua| 2019-04-11 10:18:03|Editor: Xiaoxia
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BERLIN, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Borussia Monchengladbach have appointed Salzburg's Marco Rose as their new coach for the next the season, the Bundesliga club announced on Wednesday.

Eight days after Monchengladbach confirmed that Dieter Hecking would leave the "Foals" at the end of the current season, they have presented with Marco Rose as their new head coach, who has penned a three-year deal.

"Marco Rose has done an excellent job in Salzburg for the past six years and we are delighted that he will be with us from the coming season," Monchengladbach's sporting director Max Eberl commented.

The 42-year-old coach worked for Salzburg since 2013 after taking over the Under-16 squad. Rose worked his way up and took over the first team in the summer 2017. In his first season he was able to clinch the Austrian championship and led Salzburg into the UEFA Europa League semifinals.

"In the summer I will start a new sporting challenge. It was a difficult decision for me but I met it with complete conviction. Monchengladbach is an ambitious club with a great history," Rose said.

The "Foals" sit currently on the fifth place of the standings. They encounter relegation-threatened Hannover at the 29th round of Bundesliga action on Saturday.