Berlin, April 2 (IANS) German football club Borussia Monchengladbach has extended the contract with sporting director Max Eberl until June 2022.
Eberl has been linked with Bundesliga rivals Bayern Munich, who are in the hunt for a sporting director, for months. Hence, Monchengladbach and their 43-year-old sporting director on Saturday agreed on a contract extension to put an end to the rumours, reports Xinhua news agency.
"We have worked successfully in the past years. Max Eberl is a decisive factor for our sporting development and a very important part of our future planning. Extending the contract for five years has a strategic importance for us," Monchengladbach president Rolf Koenigs said.
Eberl is since 1999 part of Monchengladbach. He joined the club first as a footballer before he became talent coordinator in 2005. Three years later he replaced Christian Ziege as the sporting director.
"There have been many rumours and speculations about me in the past months. Monchengladbach is my club and I work here with a great team," Eberl told the club's official homepage.
Monchengladbach sit currently on the 10th place of the Bundesliga standings. They clash with fifth placed Hertha Berlin on Wednesday.