In less than two months, Max Eberl will start his job as the new sporting director at RB Leipzig. This move caused a lot of anger and frustration, especially at his former club Borussia Mönchengladbach – Eberl was disappointed with some of the actions.
In an interview with Bild, Eberl explained that the letter from the Gladbach fan project had been his biggest disappointment in recent months – but the behavior of the Borussia bosses also irritated him.
In the open letter, the fan project accused the former sports director of "lying and theatrical play". "Providing to the public this image of your professional football fatigue while you're haggling your exit to Red Bull is - we can't put it any other way - downright shoddy and a slap in the face to anyone actually affected by burnout." , it said, among other things, in the letter.
Words that hurt Eberl. "I understand the disappointment expressed in it that I'm going to RB. But not that I'm accused of lying and drama," said the 49-year-old.
But what also hurt him - probably even more - is the fact "that the club doesn't immediately reject something like that," said Eberl. None of those responsible on the Lower Rhine had taken a position in the course of the open letter and defended Eberl. "At the club they know how I felt and how many times I cried in conversations and said that I couldn't take it anymore. That's why it disappointed me a lot that people I worked with almost every day for 23 years didn't like me believe," explained the soon-to-be-Leipziger. "I can not understand that." "I can't understand why people leave uncommented and not classified when I'm accused in an open letter of discrediting people with burnout or depression," he accused his former employees and superiors. "The people who write something like that are the problem," he clarified. "Someone spoke up with me who was mentally ill, who was ill - and they don't believe him."
This article was originally posted on 90min.com as "I can't understand that!" Max Eberl published, irritated by Gladbach's behavior.