Borussia Dortmund have announced Ajax boss Peter Bosz as the new manager for the upcoming season after parting ways with Thomas Tuchel.
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 6, 2017
Tuchel left the club after a tensed relation with Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke and Sporting Director Michael Zorc which eventually cost him his job.
It was rumoured that the Bundesliga will eventually welcome Nice boss Lucian Favre as the potential replacement, however, the Ligue 1 side issued a statement insisting the Swiss coach would not be allowed to leave the leave this season. This finally made Dortmund go for Bosz who joined Ajax just last season replacing Frank De Boer.
The 53-year-old signed a two-year contract with Dortmund and the German side reportedly had to pay the Eredivisie side €5 million as compensation.
Peter Bosz has been in charge of four clubs since the start of 2016:
Maccabi Tel Aviv 🇮🇱
Borussia Dortmund 🇩🇪
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“These talks convinced me that this ought to be the next step for me,” Bosz said at a press conference on Tuesday, admitting he had spoken with Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke and the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc for around three hours.
‘Dortmund are among the biggest clubs in Europe. It is a great honour to train this club,’ the new manager told.
“I got a good feeling. It was a respectful discussion. I am convinced that we can work very well together.”
— Bundesliga English (@Bundesliga_EN) June 6, 2017
Bosz led an impressive young Ajax side to their first European final in Europa league in 21 years, where they were surpassed by Manchester United 2-0. The young side also fought till the end for the league title however lost by just one point to Feyenoord to end the season without any title.
He will be the second Dutchman to take charge at Westfalenstadion after Bert van Marwijk, who coached the club in the mid-2000s.
The 53-year-old has a policy of trusting young players and giving the opportunity to Academy blood which could work well with Dortmund’s philosophy. And with a young squad like Dortmund, the Dutch Coach can surely challenge any biggest team of all around.