Max Eberl has sold his soul

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From: Thomas Kilchenstein


Let’s see if he did himself a favor with Leipzig: supervisor Max Eberl. © AFP

It’s good that supervisor Max Eberl is doing nicely once more, however the alternative of his new employer offers the story an disagreeable taste: RB Leipzig.

Of course, it’s good that Max Eberl, eight months after leaving Borussia Mönchengladbach for well being causes, feels “prepared once more” and is “filled with vitality”, as he says. Apparently the break did him good. In January he could not and did not need to have something to do with soccer anymore, the soccer he loves a lot made him sick, burnt out, damaged, on the finish. He did not go any additional, he urgently wanted a break, instantly, he needed to get off this treadmill that takes extra folks to sympathize with him. The finish was tearful, painful, even for outsiders, who noticed with respect a person who was not ashamed to confess his tears or his personal weak spot

Eberl now returns. He’s getting again on that treadmill that made him sick, burned him out and threw within the towel in January.

Max Eberl is transferring from Borussia Mönchengladbach to RB Leipzig

It’s definitely not inconceivable that the 49-year-old jumped again and voluntarily jumped into the hamster wheel. He appears to have recovered and used the muse time for himself. In this regard, the allegation made by the Gladbach followers’ initiative, who accused the Lower Bavarian of “shabbiness” as a result of he’s mentioned to have ready his transfer to Leipzig when he left in January, is irrelevant.

But sitting on the levers of energy, pulling the strings, is his job, and much more: his calling. And after all this soccer enterprise can be a drug that may and does make you addicted – to affect, to imply, to be the main focus. Ralf Rangnick was additionally ready and prepared to proceed after he retired in 2011 and broke, more durable and extra widespread than ever.

Max Eberl: His picture is cracked

But what offers the entire thing an unsightly style is the brand new employer, RB Leipzig, the development of a membership that was solely created in 2009 and was based to advertise drink. RB Leipzig embodies precisely the alternative of what Eberl has all the time stood for in Gladbach for 23 years: custom, ardour, emotion, togetherness. A brand new employer couldn’t have been extra completely different, an employer he had frequently criticized, even rejected, in his Gladbach days. Now he talks concerning the “monumental potential” he claims to have present in Saxony. I eat their bread, I sing their tune.

It is probably going that Max Eberl shall be seen in another way from December 15, when his job formally begins at Cottaweg, the notion could have modified. His picture as a pleasing, nice, clever activist who efficiently steered a conventional membership by means of all types of tough waters for a few years is definitely there. In Leipzig, Eberl has rather more monetary freedom than Bökelberg, the membership is safe. But one factor is definite: he additionally sold his soul to some extent for the change. (Thomas Kilchenstein)

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