Lucien Favre has stepped down as manager of Borussia Monchengladbach after the club’s brutal start to the Bundesliga season.
‘Gladbach has opened with five straight losses and sits with a goal differential of -10, which led to Favre handing in his resignation to the club.
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Despite the recent struggles, Favre led ‘Gladbach to third place in the Bundesliga last season, earning a berth in the Champions League. However, the 57-year-old said he no longer feels like the “perfect coach” for the club.
I’ve come to the realisation that the best decision in this situation is for me to step down.
I no longer feel that I’m the perfect coach for Borussia Monchengladbach.
I was privileged to lead the club from near-relegation to the Champions League. There were a lot of unbelievable, exhilarating moments.
After saving the club from relegation in his first campaign as manager in 2011, ‘Gladbach has never finished lower than eighth in the Bundesliga under Favre’s leadership.
Club director Max Eberl said the board was behind Favre and believed he was still “the right man for the job,” but that he has decided to step down with immediate effect.