Gladbach confirm Marco Rose's departure to Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Monchengladbach confirm coach Marco Rose will leave this summer to take over at Borussia Dortmund after he activated a clause in his contract to depart for Bundesliga rivals a year early

  • Marco Rose will take over as Borussia Dortmund manager in the summer 
  • Borussia Monchengladbach confirmed the 44-year-old will leave after season
  • Rose has long been the favourite to replace Lucien Favre as Dortmund boss
  • Gladbach are only just below Dortmund in the Bundesliga table at present
  • Rose, who leaves his contract a year early, led them to fourth place in 2019-20 

Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed coach Marco Rose will leave to join Borussia Dortmund at the end of the season.

In one of football’s worst kept secrets, Rose, who has managed Gladbach for two years, will exit his contract a year early to take over at the Westfalenstadion.

Dortmund have been without a permanent manager since the sacking of Lucien Favre on December 13, with Edin Terzic filling in as interim boss.

Borussia Monchengladbach have confirmed coach Marco Rose will join Borussia Dortmund

Rose shakes hands with Jadon Sancho following Gladbach’s recent win over Dortmund

Gladbach’s sporting director Max Eberl said in a statement: ‘We have had many discussions with each other in the past few weeks about Marco’s future.

‘Unfortunately, he has now decided that he would like to make use of a clause in his contract, which runs until June 2022, to switch to Borussia Dortmund in the summer.

‘If the conditions stipulated in his contract are met on time, he will no longer be available to us after the end of the season.

‘Until then, we and Marco will mobilise all of our strengths to achieve our goals in the Bundesliga, the DFB Cup and the Champions League.’

The two clubs are currently level on 33 points in positions six and seven of the Bundesliga table with Dortmund slightly ahead on goal difference.

Dortmund fired coach Lucien Favre in December following a disappointing run of form

Though they trail fourth-placed Wolfsburg by six points at present, Gladbach will still be hopeful of qualifying for next season’s Champions League.

They have also been drawn at home to Dortmund in the quarter-finals of the DFB Cup on March 2 and will face Manchester City in the last-16 of the Champions League.

Rose, 44, joined Gladbach from Red Bull Salzburg in July 2019 and has won 36, drawn 18 and lost 18 of his 72 matches in charge.

Edin Terzic has been in interim charge at Dortmund since Favre was sacked in December

He guided the club to a fourth-place finish in the Bundesliga last season and they impressively negotiated a Champions League group stage featuring Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk.

Recent results in the league have been patchy, however. Since beating Dortmund 4-2 on January 22, Gladbach have drawn with Union Berlin and Wolfsburg and lost to Cologne.

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