Gladbach supporters did not react well to news that their coach will take over from their rivals next season
Borussia Monchengladbach head coach Marco Rose has admitted fans’ anger over his impending transfer to Borussia Dortmund has affected him.
Earlier this month, Rose confirmed he will be leaving Gladbach after the season to become Dortmund’s new manager.
Some Gladbach fans did not take the news well, with banners criticizing Rose appearing outside the club’s training ground.
What did Rose say?
Talk to Goal and DAZN about how the reaction affected him, the 44-year-old said: “It was no small feat, I admit.
“But I also think it has something to do with the fact that we’ve improved a lot in a year and a half here, and a lot of people think we’re not done yet. I agree with that. . “
But making a decision for himself “must also be allowed,” Rose insisted, adding: “I was aware in advance that I would not meet with everyone’s approval.”
How has Gladbach fared since Rose’s announcement?
In their first game since Rose confirmed her summer start, Gladbach was surprised 2-1 at home this weekend against relegation-threatened Mainz.
That loss continued a poor league run for Rose’s side, who have now lost two and drawn in two of their last four Bundesliga games.
Rose, however, denied that uncertainty over her future contributed to her team’s declining form.
“It wasn’t a big deal for the boys. Nevertheless, I took the result against Mainz,” said Rose. “The important thing now is that I bring the boys back to responsibility, and we will work to be successful again.”
What’s next for Gladbach?
Rose’s side picked an inopportune time to experience a form dive, with Manchester City scorching them waiting for them on Wednesday in their Champions League first leg.
It doesn’t get any easier in the league either, as Gladbach moves to face second-placed RB Leipzig in the Bundesliga on Saturday.