Borussia Dortmund and coach Marco Rose are ending their collaboration after just a year. BVB announced this after an intensive season analysis with managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke, sports director Michael Zorc, licensed player boss Sebastian Kehl and consultant Matthias Sammer.
“This day is not easy for any of us, because mutual respect was, is and will be great. After a season that was unsatisfactory for various reasons, we had to realize that we didn’t get the most out of our opportunities in many areas “Watzke said.
Rose only switched from Borussia Mönchengladbach to BVB last year for a fee of five million euros. His contract ran until June 2024.
“Despite a difficult season with many imponderables, I was convinced of our path. During our conversation, I got the impression that the one hundred percent conviction of all those responsible is no longer there. Ultimately, we therefore decided together to end the cooperation”, said Rose.
Rose’s assistant trainer Alexander Zickler as well as Rene Maric and athletic trainer Patrick Eibenberger will also leave the club, BVB announced. It is said that talks about the composition of the future coaching team will be held in the coming days.
BVB: Edin Terzic probably favorite to succeed Marco Rose
According to information from Ruhr news Edin Terzic, who held the coaching position after Lucien Favre and before Rose and won the DFB Cup with Borussia in 2021, is the favorite to succeed him. According to sky Watzke already spoke to the ex-coach and he declared his willingness. The announcement should be made by the weekend.
BVB failed embarrassingly in the Champions League, Europa League and in the cup last season. In the Bundesliga, the runners-up were eight points behind Bayern Munich at the end of the season. Dortmund is already the fifth Bundesliga team to part with their coach after the end of the season.