The first decision Andre Schubert had to make after replacing Lucien Favre as Borussia Monchengladbach coach in September was to name a new captain.
Schubert was considered a temporary solution by the club, who were deeply disappointed and shocked by Favre's decision to quit after five Bundesliga defeats in a row. The armband was also supposed to be given out on a temporary basis, as the regular captain Tony Jantschke was injured. It went to Granit Xhaka.
"We chose Granit because he is a very important...
Borussia Monchengladbach moved to within a point of fourth-placed Hertha Berlin thanks to a 3-1 win over Hoffenheim on Sunday.
Jeremy Toljan did Gladbach a favour early on when he turned Granit Xhaka's cross into his own goal at the far post, under pressure from Andre Hahn.
Hahn nearly got his own name on the scoresheet just before half-time when he struck the left-hand post with only Oliver Baumann to beat, just moments after Havard Nordtveit sent a free header wide.
Mahmoud Dahoud did double Gladbach's...
Arsenal are confident of securing a summer deal for Borussia Monchengladbach midfielder Granit Xhaka, sources close to the player and the Premier League club have told ESPN FC.
Xhaka has been a long-term target for Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger with the club tracking the Switzerland international for the past 12 months.
The 23-year-old has impressed for club and country in recent seasons and is regarded as one of the best young midfielders in Europe.
Wenger has made a new defensive midfielder one of...
Borussia Monchengladbach want to sign Chelsea defender Andreas Christensen on a permanent contract once his loan ends in 2017, sporting director Max Eberl has reiterated.
Christensen, 20, is currently on loan at the Bundesliga club from Chelsea until 2017, after joining on a two-year deal last summer, and the Blues have no option to recall the youngster.
Speaking at the annual members' meeting on Monday, Eberl said that they want to tie the Denmark international to the club beyond the end of his...