Gladbach coach Daniel Farke leaves after slump to 10th in Bundesliga

Gladbach's coach Daniel Farke reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfB Stuttgart and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Stuttgart, Germany, Saturday, April 29, 2023. (Tom Weller/dpa via AP)

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany — Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Daniel Farke left the German club on Friday after his season in charge ended with the club missing out on qualifying for European competitions.

Farke had been at Gladbach since June 2022 and led the team to a 10th-place finish in the Bundesliga after a late slump.

That result was the same as the season before but represented a failure to turn around the club’s recent slide after qualifying regularly for European competitions over the previous decade, including three appearances in the Champions League since 2015.

Gladbach said the decision followed a “detailed analysis” of the season. “After several intensive discussions, Daniel Farke and the club have come to the decision to go our separate ways,” sporting director Roland Virkus said in a statement.

Farke was previously coach of Norwich in England from 2017-21 and left his next job with Russian club Krasnodar without coaching a single game following the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Highlights of his time at Gladbach included beating champion Bayern Munich 3-2 in February and title challenger Borussia Dortmund 4-2 in November but the season ended on a low note as Gladbach won only three of its last 13 games following the victory over Bayern.

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