Borussia Dortmund has sacked head coach Peter Bosz after less than six months in charge, replacing him with former Cologne boss Peter Stoger.
Stoger who has now been appointed as Bosz’s replacement for the rest of the season, was been sacked by Cologne at the start of December. The 51-year-old spent four seasons in Cologne, helping Koln qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years.
The 54-year-old Bosz arrived in the summer as the long-term replacement for Thomas Tuchel at BVB, having enjoyed terrific success with an Ajax side he led to the final of the Europa League last season.
However, things have not passed nearly so smoothly in Germany, and Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against Werder Bremen, which has left Dortmund seventh in the Bundesliga standings, 13 points behind leaders Bayern Munich, was the final straw.
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Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke revealed the decision to move on from Bosz after such a short period, saying it was difficult but praised both incoming and outgoing managers.
“We decided on Saturday evening in a conversation with Peter Bosz to release him,” Watzke admitted. “It was very emotional but Peter Bosz took it with style. Then we contacted Peter Stöger. We are very grateful that he was ready to help us spontaneously and to bring the season to an end with us.”