His tearful confession that he was physically exhausted and would immediately end his work as manager of Borussia Mönchengladbach shocked the Bundesliga at the beginning of the year. Now his manager buddy Jörg Schmadtke comments on Max Eberl’s future.

Schmadtke believes in Eberl’s comeback: Manager Jörg Schmadtke from VfL Wolfsburg is counting on his close friend Max Eberl making a Bundesliga comeback. The 48-year-old retired in January after more than 13 years as head of sport at Borussia Mönchengladbach. “I am sure that he will come back to the Bundesliga,” Schmadtke told the “Wolfsburger Allgemeine Zeitung” on Friday.

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Burnout or overload: Schmadtke continues: “Max felt overloaded, whether it was burnout or just enormous stress – I can’t judge that. That didn’t feel good to him anymore. Then he made up his mind, now the point has come that I’ll take a break. Especially against the background of coming back again.”

League does not learn: Immediately after the resignation, Schmadtke was critical at the time and denied the league a “learning effect” after the Robert Enke case: “I heard and noticed a lot, but the situation hasn’t changed much, except that we did something Talk more openly about depression and have more help. But nothing has changed in the business itself.”