Borussia Mönchengladbach have announced that their current manager, Marco Rose, will leave the club in the summer of 2021 and join Borussia Dortmund. BVB will be free to sign Rose once they activate his €5 million release clause.
After bouncing around several lower-tier Bundesliga clubs and RB Salzburg’s youth squads, Marco Rose broke onto the scene as a manager in 2017-18 after he took over the reigns at Salzburg. In addition to winning the Austrian Bundesliga, Salzburg went all the way to the Europa League Semifinals, beating Peter Stöger’s Borussia Dortmund and SS Lazio in the process.
Marco Rose has been instrumental in pushing Die Fohlen towards the Bundesliga’s upper echelon of clubs. While Gladbach have been disappointing in the league this season, currently tied with BVB on points in seventh place, Rose has also led the club to its first Champions League Round of 16 appearance in its history. He also pushed Borussia Mönchengladbach to a 4th place finish in the Bundesliga last season, outpacing Bayer Leverkusen in the final stretch of the season to qualify for the Champions League.
Marco Rose will have quite a job on his hands when he takes over from Edin Terzic. It’s possible that BVB could fail to qualify for the Champions League, and that the club could lose Erling Haaland and Jadon Sancho over the summer. Even with his impressive coaching acumen, it will be his biggest challenge yet to take BVB and turn it into a club that can contend with Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig for the Bundesliga title.