Borussia Mönchengladbach have made a solid start to the season under new coach Daniel Farke and his recent success has not gone unnoticed.
Legendary coach Ottmar Hitzfeld, nicknamed Der General, won 18 major titles during his managerial career including titles with Borussia Dortmund and Bayern Munich. As per a report by Bild, Hitzfeld spoke about the 45-year-old coach with high regard during a podcast.
Hitzfeld explained: “When you see the success Daniel Farke had at his previous stations, it’s no coincidence. There’s something behind it. I didn’t follow him that much abroad, but when he came to Gladbach, he immediately won me over with his style after the first few games.”
The now 73-year-old asked Farke if he was tough on his players. Considering the change in managerial style from Hitzfeld’s day, it’s an interesting talking point.
The Gladbach coach responded: “In order to be successful, you have to master the whole keyboard. I always try to be factual and talk a lot about content. As a player, you don’t want a coach who dances on the table after success and screams at everyone after defeat. But of course there are also situations for clear announcements: We don’t make a table circle when it comes to line-ups and there are also clear announcements from me.”
Under Farke, Gladbach have only lost once in seven league games and currently sit 6th in the table.
GGFN | Jamie Allen