Matthaus: Rose will become the next Dortmund head coach
Former Bayern Munich star Lothar Matthaus believes Borussia Moenchengladbach head coach Marco Rose will take the next step in his managerial career this year and join Borussia Dortmund.
The former Bundesliga champions have been without a permanent head coach since Lucien Favre was dismissed in mid-December, following a poor run of results in the German top flight.
Dortmund have since appointed Edin Terzic as the club’s interim head coach, while they make a decision on who will run the first team next season.
As such, an appointment will be due at the end of the season. And while a number of names have been suggested for the position, Matthaus believes Gladbach’s current coach will be the likely candidate.
“I think Marco Rose will be looking for a new challenge,” the former World Cup winner told Sport Bild.
“The Gladbach team is young and exciting, but I think Rose wants to take the next step.
“The next station could very well be Borussia Dortmund for him, he would definitely fit BVB as a guy and also as a coach.”
Despite just being 44 years of age, Rose has already established himself as an experienced and well-regarded coach in European football.
After coming through the ranks at RB Salzburg’s youth coaching team, Rose took over the first team and won back-to-back league titles while reaching the latter stages of the Europa League in both seasons.
He was then appointed Gladbach head coach in 2019, where he took the club to fourth place in the Bundesliga in his first season.
Having qualified for the Champions League, Rose then made history this season by qualifying for the Last 16 of the competition when his Gladbach side finished second in a group comprising of Real Madrid, Shakhtar Donetsk and Inter.
As such, Rose’s stock as a coach has risen through the roof in recent years and is now the frontrunner for the available Dortmund job.