Sporting director Max Eberl has made a clear commitment to Borussia Mönchengladbach. For his long-term future, however, the 48-year-old can imagine something else as well, including a commitment to FC Bayern Munich.
“I have this job to do at Borussia until 2026 and a job with which I fully identify. But of course there are other exciting clubs in the world and it makes no sense to exclude things, ”Eberl said in an interview with Sport Bild. .
Asked about possible involvement with FC Bayern, Eberl said: “As I said: I don’t want to rule anything out. I don’t want to rule out the possibility of working as a youth scout at FC Bayern and ending my football career in Tegernsee. ” Eberl was active as a player in the FC Bayern youth squad, but only played one Bundesliga game for the record champions.
Eberl only extended his contract at Gladbach last December until 2026. An early departure was “not a problem” for him, Eberl explained and when asked if he would stay with Borussia for the season, he added: “I don’t know why come any different.”
For example, Eberl rejected a move to Newcastle United for a multi-million annual salary. “This is not my intention. I would like to work in conditions which are prevented from a certain logic and a certain development. And not according to the motto: what is the cost of the world”, underlined Eberl.
Rose Eberl teased: “What a fool I am”
Before his last contract extension at the end of last year, he had some concrete thoughts on his future. “Before signing, I was at a point where I really wanted to feel really inside of myself,” said Eberl, who spoke to “a few people who are important to me.” After that, he finally came to the conclusion: “Okay, I’ll stick with all my consistency.”
A month-long break in January, which he spent alone in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, was important to him. “Only a very good friend and my son visited me. Otherwise there was hardly any contact – other than the fact that I sent my parents a thumbs-up symbol as a message every night. A little sign that I was okay there My mom was worried about me at first, ”Eberl said.
He found himself in isolation. “And I laughed at myself a lot up there,” Eberl reported of an anecdote: “If you accidentally close the car door, the key is there and you can’t get in the car. for four days on the mountain until rescue later our ex-trainer Marco Rose teased me that I was a jerk. “
Europe’s goal machine: FC Bayern depends on everyone
FC Bayern is the goal machine in Europe. According to Opta data, FCB are the only team in the top 5 European leagues to have scored more than three goals per game. Three other Bundesliga clubs entered the top 20.
20th place: AS Roma (23 goals in 13 league games) – 1.77 goals per game
19th place: Racing Strasbourg (25 goals in 14 league matches) – 1.79 goals per match
19th place: OGC Nice (25 goals in 14 league games) – 1.79 goals per game
19th place: RC Lens (25 goals in 14 league matches) – 1.79 goals per game
16th place: West Ham United (23 goals in 12 league appearances) – 1.92 goals per game
16th place: RB Leipzig (23 goals in 12 league games) – 1.92 goals per game
16th place: Lazio Rome (25 goals in 13 league games) – 1.92 goals per game
13th place: SSC Napoli (26 goals in 13 league games) – 2.00 goals per game
12th place: Hellas Verona (27 goals in 13 league games) – 2.08 goals per game
12th place: Atalanta Bergamo (27 goals in 13 league games) – 2.08 goals per game
12th place: Manchester City (25 goals in 12 league games) – 2.08 goals per game
12th place: Bayer Leverkusen (25 goals in 12 league games) – 2.08 goals per game
8th place: AC Milan (29 goals in 13 league games) – 2.23 goals per game
7th place: Paris Saint-Germain (32 goals in 14 league games) – 2.29 goals per game
6th place: Real Madrid (32 goals in 13 league games) – 2.46 goals per game
6th place: Inter Milan (32 goals in 13 league games) – 2.46 goals per game
4th place: Chelsea FC (30 goals in 12 league games) – 2.50 goals per game
3rd place: Borussia Dortmund (30 goals in 12 league games) – 2.50 goals per game
2nd place: Liverpool FC (35 goals in 12 league games) – 2.92 goals per game
1st place: FC Bayern (41 goals in 12 league games) – 3.42 goals per game
Eberl reveals: Gladbach was thinking about Sanchez transfer
As for the squad’s planning, Eberl continues to be hopeful that Denis Zakaria will extend his contract, which will expire in the summer. “But if he or some other player signals to us that he wants to leave, we would be stupid not to deal with it. On the other hand, we will have to weigh whether we would have much more success in the second half of the season with this player, “Eberl said of possible winter departures. Matthias Ginter’s contract also expires at the end of the season.
Additionally, Eberl revealed that the Gladbachers have three future big stars in their sights with Alexis Sanchez, Miralem Pjanic and Kevin De Bruyne. “We thought about transferring Sanchez before he joined Udinese Calcio in 2006. I was still the junior coordinator and had contact with him,” Eberl explained.
There was an exchange with Pjanic “when he was still playing in Luxembourg”, continued Eberl. “And Kevin De Bruyne was a big topic here, but he moved from Genk to Chelsea in 2012 for nine million euros.”
The scorers record for 18 Bundesliga clubs: Awoniyi instead of Lewy
Since Saturday Taiwo Awoniyi is Union Berlin’s new top scorer with 13 goals. In the SPOX slideshow we take a look at the record recorders of the 18 Bundesliga clubs.
SpVgg Greuther Fürth: Nikola Djurdjic – 5 goals (15 appearances)
Union Berlin: Taiwo Awoniyi -13 goals (33 appearances)
1. FSV Mainz 05: Robin Quaison – 31 goals (123 appearances)
FC Augsburg: Alfred Finnbogason – 36 goals (108 appearances)
Arminia Bielefeld: Artur Wichniarek – 45 goals (152 appearances)
VfL Bochum: Hans-Joachim Abel – 60 goals (144 appearances)
SC Freiburg: Nils Petersen – 64 goals (173 appearances)
VfL Wolfsburg: Edin Dzeko – 66 goals (111 appearances)
RB Leipzig: Timo Werner – 78 goals (127 appearances)
Hertha BSC: Michael Preetz – 84 goals (196 appearances)
TSG 1899 Hoffenheim: Andrej Kramaric – 84 goals (171 appearances)
VfB Stuttgart: Karl Allgöwer – 129 goals (338 appearances)
Borussia Dortmund: Manfred Burgsmüller – 135 goals (224 appearances)
Eintracht Frankfurt: Bernd Hölzenbein – 160 goals (420 appearances)
1.FC Köln: Hannes Löhr – 166 goals (381 appearances)
Bayer 04 Leverkusen: Ulf Kirsten – 181 goals (350 appearances)
Borussia Mönchengladbach: Jupp Heynckes – 195 goals (283 appearances)
FC Bayern Munich: Gerd Müller – 365 goals (427 appearances)
DFB restart? For Eberl only without a cook and Peters
The Gladbach manager also considers a fresh start at the DFB with the staff of the current interim solution, Rainer Koch and Peter Peters, “very difficult”. “When we talk about a fresh start, new people should also take responsibility,” said the 48-year-old: “Continuing” has rarely led to success. And I have struggled to do so in recent years. I’ve done things left and right, now suddenly say: I’m standing straight ahead! “
The DFB still has room for improvement in terms of external image. “It would hardly put you in school,” Eberl said when asked how he would rate the DFB for it. Bernd Neuendorf, president of the Mittelrhein Football Association, announced his candidacy on Monday. Besides Neuendorf, the Westphalian Football and Athletics Association (FLVW) had appointed interim DFB president Peter Peters as a possible successor to Fritz Keller, who resigned in May. The election will take place in the DFB Bundestag on March 11, 2022.