Gladbach turns to Marco Rose as coach for next season

MOENCHENGLADBACH, Germany (AP) — Borussia Moenchengladbach will appoint current Salzburg coach Marco Rose as a replacement for Dieter Hecking at the end of the season.

The Bundesliga club, which announced on April 2 that it would not extend Hecking’s contract, says the 42-year-old Rose will take over for the 2019-20 season. The club did not reveal the length of the contract.

Rose, a former Mainz defender, was reportedly also a target for Wolfsburg, Hoffenheim and Schalke. He led Salzburg to the Austrian title last season.

Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl says “Rose delivered outstanding work in Salzburg in the last six years and we’re delighted that he’ll be with us in the coming season.”

Gladbach is currently four points behind Eintracht Frankfurt in the race for the last Champions League place. It has only one win from its past eight league games.