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Lothar Matthäus ignites speculation linking Gladbach coach Marco Rose with Dortmund

By Rune Gjerulff

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.
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.

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