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Lucien Favre replaced by Andre Schubert at Monchengladbach

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Andre Schubert took over Borussia Monchengladbach's under-23 team in the summer.

Borussia Monchengladbach have appointed Andre Schubert as their interim coach following Lucien Favre's resignation on Sunday with the club bottom of the Bundesliga table.

Schubert, 44, only took over the club's under-23 team in the summer, having previously worked at Paderborn and St. Pauli as well as a youth coach for the German FA.

"Andre Schubert will be our interim coach," the Foals' sporting executive Max Eberl told a news conference on Monday. "He has our full backing."

Schubert takes over from Favre, who handed in his resignation following six straight defeats in all competitions this term.

On Saturday, Gladbach lost their derby clash at Cologne 1-0, and Favre's agent informed Eberl at 7:20 a.m. the following morning that the Swiss coach will not carry on at the club he joined in 2011.

Throughout the day, the club, convinced of his qualities, battled to keep Favre, Eberl said, but ultimately the 57-year-old left the club when informing the press about his exit in a statement late on Sunday. "We fought for him because we were convinced of him.

"We had this situation before, but we were always able to solve it."

With Schubert only joining as the interim solution, Gladbach have now begun looking for a new coach.

"I can't say how long the transition will be," Eberl said, adding that they did not have a plan B. In September, the best coaches don't fall from the sky."

Borussia Monchengladbach host Augsburg on Wednesday, before visiting Stuttgart, who have also failed to win a single point so far, next weekend.

Earlier on Monday, Jurgen Klopp was ruled out of the running, when his agent told Bild that the former Borussia Dortmund coach will not take over Borussia Monchengladbach.

Former Gladbach player Berti Vogts had put the 48-year-old forward for the job.


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