Monchengladbach confirmed the manager will leave his position to become Borussia Dortmund’s head coach this summer.
However, the 44-year-old insists he will remain focused on his work at
until the end of the season, he told reporters on Wednesday:
"Despite my move in the summer, 100% of my energy is in my work here.
"There had been pressure growing, so I had to make a gut decision and the challenge in Dortmund is what appeals to me."
A €5 million release clause in the German’s Gladbach contract will be activated by Dortmund.
"We have held a lot of open talks over the last weeks and days,"
said Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl.
"Marco has made a decision that is completely in line with his contract. I take responsibility that Marco was able to make this decision.
"Of course I'm disappointed with Marco's decision, but I'm 100% convinced that he will give his all to have success with this club until his last day. Therefore, there have been no considerations to remove Marco before then."
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