Meyer to leave Monchengladbach
Borussia Monchengladbach coach Hans Meyer has confirmed he will leave the club this summer having accomplished his mission of saving them from relegation.
Although the news has not been officially announced by the club, Meyer told the Aachener Zeitung today he would be the wrong man to lead them next season. "You cannot build a new team with a 67-year-old in charge," he said.
Meyer took over from Jos Luhukay last October with the Foals rooted to the foot of the Bundesliga table. After a difficult start to his reign, he managed to lead them to safety on the final day of the season, but is now ready to pass on the baton to somebody younger who can establish Gladbach's long-term future in the top flight.
"My experience was good to save the club from relegation, but nothing else is productive: not for Hans Meyer and not for Borussia Monchengladbach," he added.
Meyer's contract was due to expire next summer, but he will now return to his job as a football pundit for DSF television. In the last three years, Meyer has been called out of retirement three times to save clubs from the drop.
Only once, with Nurnberg who he then led into the UEFA Cup in his second season in charge, did he stay on for more than a few months.