New coach in Borussia Moenchengladbach: FARC instead of Favre – sport

Daniel Farke smiled friendly, even though he felt trapped. Instead, he was spotted by chance during a tour of his future workplace, along with Roland Verkus, sporting director of Borussia Mönchengladbach. The photo, which appeared in the catacombs of Borussia Park, appeared on social media a little later.

In Borussia Mönchengladbach, they realized for a week at most that this did not necessarily mean something. Everything seemed clear with Lucien Favre as well. All went well, his contract as coach of the club was negotiated long ago – but then, to everyone’s surprise, the Swiss canceled and embarrassed Borussia Moenchengladbach again.

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But nothing went wrong with Daniel Farke. On Saturday afternoon, Gladbachers have already announced completion. The 45-year-old will become the new head coach of the Bundesliga club and succeed Adi Hütter, who was parted by Gladbachers after the end of the season and is unsatisfactorily 10th in the table. FARC gets a contract until 2025.

At first glance, the newcomer might seem like a 1B solution to many, after Borussia initially focused on Lucien Favre. But this is at best due to the legendary reputation enjoyed by the Swiss in Mönchengladbach. The seemingly realistic prospect of his return has breathed new life into the slightly saddened club after a mediocre season.

FARC has similar ideas to Favre’s

Favre already worked with Borussia from 2011 to 2015. First he saved Gladbach from relegation and then led them to the Champions League. The fact that it was never easy with him, that it was difficult for him to manage the club around then-sporting director Max Eberl and that he simply left the club in September 2015, all of a sudden: it is clear that many have suppressed it all.

Farc is not Favre: but the difference is, so to speak, just a message. And from a football perspective, there are also some similarities. Fark is a coach whose idea of ​​the game fits better with Mönchengladbach than his predecessors, Marco Rose and Addie Hütter, who belong to the ball chasing RB school.

In Mönchengladbach, aesthetic ideas are strongly influenced by the Favre era. With FARC, the club hopes to link strongly to the ball possession school. Ferkus, Borussia’s sporting director, explained that he is a coach who “fits perfectly into the path we want to take”. FARC stands for offensive football with a high percentage of ball possession.

Even Guardiola is a Varkey football fan

This coincides with the thoughts of many Gladbach fans, and has even been recognized by the greatest coaching career. Pep Guardiola once explained that he rarely watches football in his private life, but if he did, he would prefer Norwich City matches under Farke.

Even Ferkus recently admitted that the Gladbachers had lost their way recently. When he had to admit at the general meeting last Monday – when asked – that negotiations with Favre had failed, he also clarified regarding the coaching position: “We didn’t make good decisions in the past. It is now necessary to make good decisions here.”

FARC has a good reputation in the industry. Westphalian made a name for himself during his time in Norwich City. Despite limited financial resources, he twice led the club to the English Premier League, but was also relegated to the First Division between them. Previously he worked with SV Lippstadt and U23s at Borussia Dortmund.

Recently, FARC coached the Russian first division club FK. After Russia attacked Ukraine, he immediately terminated his contract – without playing a single competitive match with the club.

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