Lothar Matthäus believes Borussia Dortmund are very likely to hire Gladbach coach Marco Rose at the end of the season if interim coach Edin Terzic isn't offered the job on a permanent basis.
|Marco Rose.||Photo: Borussia Mönchengladbach|
Former German international Lothar Matthäus believes there is a good chance that Gladbach coach Marco Rose will join Borussia Dortmund before the 2021/22 season.
When Lucien Favre was dismissed as Dortmund coach last month, Rose quickly emerged as the favorite to become his long-term replacement.
For now, Favre's former assistant Edin Terzic has taken over on an interim basis until the end of the season, and the 38-year-old has impressed so far, winning four of his first five games in charge following Saturday's 3-1 victory over RB Leipzig.
According to Matthäus, Rose looks very likely to take over the reins unless Terzic continues to do well and is offered the job on a permanent basis.
"[Rose] is certainly one of the desired candidates of the BVB bosses. I believe Rose will switch at some point and even fear for Gladbach that it will be after this season," Matthäus wrote in a column for Sky.
"To me, it looks very much like a move to the Ruhr area for Rose. At least unless Terzic continues to do such a good job and the gala in Leipzig was just one of many that may follow. This could lead to a change of plans and Terzic getting even more confidence. I haven't seen such a performance in an important game from Dortmund in a long time."
Sport Bild has reported that Rose has a €5 million release clause in his contract, which expires in 2022.
However, Gladbach boss Max Eberl has since told the magazine that Dortmund would have to pay more than €5 million to get Rose.