The 2-0 victory at the SPVGG Greuther Fürth provides Roland Virkus Planning Security. On the 55-year-olds, in its first transfer period as a sports director of Borussia Mönchengladbach equals a difficult as a charming task: it is important to make the necessary upheaval of the foal elf. After two years without major personnel fluctuation, the squad in the summer fresh blood should be fed. “The structures within the group may be something crustized and needed to be broken. Fresh wind certainly does not harm if a team stays together so long,” explains Virkus in the Adi Hütter.
- Plea, thuram and embolo should stay: “I will fight for the guys”
- “The prerequisites under which Adi Hütter has given his commitment were other”
When planning, the successor of Max Eberl must already take into account today that 2023 expires the contracts of numerous service providers. These include in Yann Sommer and Jonas Hofmann two players, called Virkus as “corset rods of our team”. Both professionals should, according to the wish of the manager, remain over 2023 and extend prematurely. And also the striker Alassane Plea, Marcus Thuram and Breel Embolo (all contract until 2023) play an important role in his concept. Virkus announces in the Adi Hütter to keep all three attackers.
Plea, thuram and embolo should stay: “I will fight for the guys”
“I’m going to fight for the boys,” emphasizes the sports director and explains: “If you exploit your full potential, Plea, Thuram and Embolo are absolute top players. I will talk to all three and explain what we plan. Do not sell any of the boys. “
Unclear is currently whether Plea, Thuram and Embolo – the trio scored ten of the past eleven Gladbachian hits – part of the new Borussen project want to be. “It’s also what your personal plans look like. It is not excluded that they are pursuing other goals for themselves,” says Virkus and says, “In the event that one finds no match, would you have to think about how to think the Situation solves. “
Many groundbreaking talks are therefore in the near future. So also on the highest sporty management level – between Virkus and head coach Adi Hütter.
“Our goal is clear: we want to go to the new season with him,” If Virkus answers the question of whether a constellation might arise that Hütter is no longer sitting on the Gladbacher bank in the next season. It was “the most normal in the world that we put together and talk about the project that lies in front of Borussia,” says Virkus. “There was no time for this because we had to cope with other tasks through the athletic situation.”
“The prerequisites under which Adi Hütter has given his commitment were other”
No secret is that Hütter (Treaty until 2024) was lured by Virkus predecessor Eberl with some promises to Gladbach. Subsequently, transfer requests remained unfulfilled. In addition, the conditions for Borussia have generally changed significantly since the signature of the Austrian.
“The prerequisites under which Adi Hütter has given his commitment were others, that’s right,” says Virkus in the interview. “That’s why it’s about putting themselves in peace, to look at each other deep into the eyes and to speak absolutely openly about everything. Does the coach accept the changed circumstances? What do his transfer requests look like? Can he with the goals of the Identify clubs? You have to discuss that. In order to finally find a common way. “
Whether Borussia’s new creators received from Hütters signals has received that the coach is possibly doubt what the future is concerned? “No. I do not have that,” says Virkus clearly. “And I like to repeat: I feel that as a normal process.”
_ The entire Virkus interview Read in the print edition of the Adi Hütter from Monday (here as eMagazine available). _ The sports director also speaks in detail about his other transfer plans, Borussia’s athletic perspective, and he also gives interesting insights over Personally and his start in the Bundesliga._