Eintracht Frankfurt and Adi Hütter will be going their separate ways this summer. A clause in the 51-year-old Austrian’s contract means that he can leave earlier than the previously-agreed end date of 30 June 2023. Hütter told the club’s management board of his decision on Monday evening, before informing the players on Tuesday morning.
“The decision to start a new chapter in the coming season was not one that I took lightly,” Hütter explained. “I’ve had three incredibly successful and intensive years here and I’ll be looking to help the team sign off at the end of this season in the best way possible. We have an historic opportunity in our grasp. The only thing that counts for me at the moment is Eintracht’s success. We want to maintain the points gap we have and qualify for the Champions League – it’s our overriding aim.”
Adi Hütter has enjoyed some exceptional achievements for Eintracht Frankfurt and can crown that off this season by reaching the Champions League.Board member Fredi Bobic
“Adi Hütter has enjoyed some exceptional achievements for Eintracht Frankfurt and can crown that off this season by reaching the Champions League,” said board member Fredi Bobic. “This will be our sole focus over the coming five weeks between now and the end of the season.”
Hütter joined the Eagles ahead of the 2018/19 season from BSC Young Boys, taking over the reins from Niko Kovac. With 152 points from 96 Bundesliga matches to date, he currently has a points-per-game average of 1.58.
In his first two seasons in Frankfurt, he steered SGE to seventh and ninth place respectively, but in 2020/21 they are currently fourth after 29 matches. Hütter also took Eintracht to the last four of the UEFA Europa League in 2019 as well as the semi-finals of the DFB Cup the following year.