Borussia Mönchengladbach Sporting Director Max Eberl has announced in a press conference on Friday afternoon that he will step down from his role as Sporting Director with immediate effect.
“This is by far the hardest press conference I have had to hold in my time as Sporting Director at Borussia. I’m drained. I’m tired. I no longer have the energy to carry on fulfilling this role in the way the club deserves,” said Eberl.
“After 23 years, I’m calling time on what has become my life. My work here has always been a joy but there are things in and around the job that are no fun anymore.”
“I extended my contract 13 months ago and would never have thought that I’d be sitting here today. I’m somebody who puts 100% into everything I do. I have done that for 13 years as Sporting Director.”
Sky Germany first reported on Thursday evening that Eberl had asked for his contract, which ran until 2026, to be terminated and that he would like to leave his role as Sporting Director.
Eberl played for Gladbach between 1999 and 2005 before retiring and taking up the position of Sporting Director in 2008, a position he has held since.