Bundesliga: Fix: Eintracht and Glasner separate after the end of the season

Bundesliga: Fix: Eintracht and Glasner separate after the end of the season

Europa League victory in 2022, separation in 2023: Oliver Glasner’s time at Eintracht Frankfurt ends. The cracks between club management and coach are clearly visible at the end.

Bundesliga club Eintracht Frankfurt and coach Oliver Glasner are going their separate ways after two years together. This was announced by the Hessian club.

The 48-year-old Austrian came from VfL Wolfsburg in the summer of 2021 and had led Eintracht to the Europa League title in the 2021/22 season. Glasner actually had a contract until the summer of 2024. The question of coaching had been discussed in Frankfurt for months. Glasner had not accepted a club offer for a possible extension months ago.

“Working on the best possible farewell”

“We are of the opinion that after all the speculation and also because of the unrest that has arisen in recent weeks and months about the trainer’s personnel, clarity in the question of the future is essential so that the focus of the trainer and team is completely on the goals for the season and the cup final judge,” said sports director Markus Krösche. “That’s why we want to work together on the best possible farewell and concentrate on the final games with all our might.”

Glasner said: “I accept the decision of the club management, which was plausibly explained to me.” The talks with Eintracht were “honest, open and fair,” “just as our exchange in recent years has always been constructive and characterized by a high level of mutual respect. But now is not the time to say goodbye or look back, we still have a crucial mission ahead of us.”

Although Eintracht showed strong performances in the cup competitions, there were repeated unrests this spring. Frankfurt remained without a win in the Bundesliga for months and thus also said goodbye to the fight for the Champions League places.

Always thin-skinned

It wasn’t just sporty anymore. Glasner presented himself thin-skinned again and again for weeks and delivered several notable press conferences. After the 3-1 draw at TSG 1899 Hoffenheim in early May, the Austrian lost his nerve and made a memorable angry speech after a harmless question from a journalist. Board spokesman Axel Hellmann criticized Glasner a day later in clear words. The cracks between the club management and the coach became clear.

Glasner not only gave Eintracht their first international title in 42 years, but also their first entry into the Champions League. There, Frankfurt was eliminated in the round of 16 against SSC Napoli.

Source: Stern

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