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BVB evaluating Marco Rose as potential successor to Lucien Favre

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As it seems increasingly likely that BVB will not offer Favre an extension, Mönchengladbach’s coach is an early favorite among potential successors.

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It seems increasingly unlikely that Borussia Dortmund will extend Lucien Favre’s contract as head coach. The 62-year-old’s tactical and lineup decisions have continued to raise questions as he nears the halfway point of his final year under contract with the club.

BVB is already evaluating potential successors, though. According to Sport Bild, “Marco Rose’s (44) name has come up. The native Leipziger has been coach in Gladbach since last year and led the club to the Champions League right off the bat.” Rose is an attractive option because of his style of play and his passionate leadership. He is under contract with Gladbach, however, through June 2022.

RB Leipzig’s dynamic young coach Julian and RB Salzburg’s Jesse Marsch are two other potential candidates, Sport Bild reports. As the journos note, all three coaches favor “high offensive pressing, a quick transition game, and deep passing options,” and above all “constant motion with and without the ball.” Presumably that is how the bosses want BVB to play post-Favre, in contrast to lethargic performances under Favre now.

Nagelsmann is under contract with Leipzig until June 2023 and may well set his sights on a high profile job outside Germany after his adventure Leipzig concludes. His Red Bull counterpart Marsch is, like Rose, under contract through 2022.