Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Peter Bosz following the staff’s 2-1 house defeat towards Werder Bremen on Saturday and changed him with former Cologne boss Peter Stoger appointed till the tip of the season, the membership introduced on Sunday.
Bosz, 54, leaves the Westfalenstadion after a dire run of ends in all competitions. Bar a cup win at third-tier Magdeburg, Dortmund haven’t gained a match since Sept. 30.
The Dutch coach had solely changed Thomas Tuchel within the BVB dugout forward of the season, however following a flying begin to the marketing campaign with 19 factors from their first seven matches, Dortmund utterly collapsed and managed simply three attracts from their final eight Bundesliga video games.
And following the 2-1 defeat to Bremen, who had beforehand been with out a win away from house, the previous Ajax boss was sacked after simply over 5 months in cost on the Westfalenstadion.
Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke mentioned at a information convention on Sunday: “Final evening, we determined in a gathering with Peter Bosz that he’ll instantly be launched. It was very emotional, however stylish. And Bosz took it with class.
“I wish to thank him within the title of everybody right here on the membership. We nonetheless consider he’s an excellent coach, and an impressive persona. The cooperation was excellent. And we wish to thank him for that.”
Sporting director Michael Zorc added: “I noticed how intensely he tried to attain the turnaround. It didn’t work out. And thus it was inevitable.”
Following Saturday’s sport, through which midfielder Shinji Kagawa missed an open aim from shut vary with the staff shedding, Dortmund dropped to seventh within the Bundesliga desk.
Inside solely eight matches, league leaders Bayern Munich weren’t solely in a position to shut a five-point hole on Dortmund but additionally open up a 13-point lead on their huge rivals.
With the probabilities of a Bundesliga title this season gone, Dortmund are nonetheless in rivalry for a Champions League spot, however these forward of BVB have already opened up a small hole.
After years of stability on the membership, the sacking of Bosz is the primary midseason dismissal of a coach since a three-coach season in 2006-2007 when first Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk after which Jurgen Rober vacated their seats within the Westfalenstadion dugout.
✌️ Herzlich willkommen bei Borussia Dortmund, Peter Stöger! pic.twitter.com/WzkaWw8nCx
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) December 10, 2017
Dortmund confirmed that Stoger, fired by Cologne every week in the past, would signal a contract till June 30, 2018.
The 51-year-old mentioned: “I do not assume Watzke requested me due to this season, however moderately due to the work I’ve achieved within the 4 years earlier than that.
“I flew from Cologne to Vienna yesterday, obtained a name from Watzke within the night, and got here right here within the morning. I had the sensation that they would love me to face the state of affairs, and at the moment, as a result of assist is required.
“It is a stunning state of affairs, however a rare probability. I’m actually wanting ahead to educate right here, to educate this staff and on this stadium. It is actually one thing particular.”
Zorc added: “Peter Stoger developed the membership at Cologne for over 4 years. He has proven he can deliver stability to a staff, and we’d like stability, particularly on the again.”
Watzke mentioned: “We aren’t used to altering coaches throughout a season. We’re grateful that Stoger accepted it. He has not but signed a contract, however will signal a contract till June 30, 2018. Nothing is about in stone in life, and each side needed to commit till the tip of the season.
“Let Stoger start his work, our aim now’s to win just a few factors till the winter break. We’ll announce our targets within the winter.
“Liverpool didn’t signal [former Dortmund boss Jurgen] Klopp for his ultimate 12 months at Dortmund, however his general physique of labor. Ending fifth with Cologne is like profitable the league with different golf equipment. We talked to no-one else, it was clear we would ask Stoger.”
Stephan Uersfeld is the Germany correspondent for ESPN FC. Comply with him on Twitter @uersfeld.