Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund thanks Marco Rose

Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund thanks Marco Rose

Teven soon the campaign in the Bundesliga ended, the teams begin to make decisions for the next season, one of them is Borussia Dortmund who has started looking for new technician tfollowing the dismissal of Marco Rose.

Dortmund said in a statement on Friday that it made the decision after an internal evaluation of the coach the day before. “After a season that was disappointing for a number of reasons, we were forced to conclude that we did not deliver to the best of our ability in a number of areas,” said Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke, who was involved in talks between Rose, sporting director Michael Zorc, Zorc’s successor Sebastian Kehl and outside consultant Matthias Sammer.

“The day was not easy for all of us because we hold each other in high regard and continue to hold that feeling,” Watzke said.

Dortmund finished second to Bayern Munich in the Bundesliga and was disappointed to be eliminated early in the Champions League, Europa League and German Cup. The club never looked like contenders for the Bundesliga title and even Bayern complained that they would have preferred a more exciting fight.

Rose said she felt she was on the right track, but acknowledged others weren’t convinced. “During our discussion, I realized that there was not a 100% conviction among all those responsible,” Rose said. “So in the end we decided to end the cooperation.” Rose’s assistants Alexander Zickler and Ren Maric will also be leaving.

Dortmund have indicated they will hold replacement talks “in the next few days”. Dortmund specialist manager Edin Terzi, who was interim coach before Rose’s arrival, will be able to return to his previous role. Terzi helped the club win the German Cup last year before paving the way for Rose to join from Borussia Mnchengladbach.

Dortmund are the fifth Bundesliga club to change managers since the season ended last weekend. Rose’s successor at Gladbach, Adi Htter, Markus Weinzierl at Augsburg, Florian Kohfeldt at Wolfsburg and Sebastian Hoene at Hoffenheim were also sacked this week.

The two teams that were relegated will also have new coaches in the second division. Greuther Frth introduced Marc Schneider instead of Stafan Leitl. Leitl joins Hannover after earlier announcing his departure from Frth. Arminia Bielefeld are looking for a new manager after the short spell of caretaker coach Marco Kostmann, who replaced the sacked Frank Kramer.

Also, Felix Magath unlikely to remain as Hertha Berlin manager after Monday’s playoff second leg against Hamburg, who won the first leg on Thursday.


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