NEWS: 19.05.2019

Emotional departure for Dieter Hecking

Emotional departure for Dieter Hecking
Applause for Dieter Hecking and Dirk Bremser

The last game of the season was also the last game for Dieter Hecking as coach of Borussia. After two-and-a-half years at the helm, Hecking and assistant coach Dirk Bremser, have parted ways with the club. Borussia wishes Diether Hecking and Dirk Bremser all the best for the future!

Shortly after the final whistle, the Foals all congregated on the pitch in a circle and applauded. In the middle were Dieter Hecking and Dirk Bremser, saying goodbye after two-and-a-half years on the touchline for Borussia. They came to Borussia in December 2016.

Borussia’s Board presented a farewell present and the fans also gave Hecking and Bremser a great applause. “We’ve had high highs and low lows in the last two-and-a-half years. Unfortunately we couldn’t get Champions League in the end. I would have loved to treat this club, team and fans to that with all my heart. My soul burns for you,” said Hecking, who started to tear up. “It’s clear that the emotions will show when you’ve worked for such an amazing team for so long. When I arrived in Borussia I had an extraordinary task in front of me – not just in a sporting sense but also in the area of relations. To leave Borussia is very hard.”

Goalkeeper, Yann Sommer found the words from Hecking very emotional: “It’s very emotional when the coach leaves. We have lots of memories together and experienced a lot in our time together, both highs and lows. He’s a great coach, great person and so is Dirk Bremser. It’s never easy for a team to say goodbye. We wish them all the best and hope that we will soon see them again on the pitch.”