Peter Bosz, who guided Ajax to the finals of the Europa League, has replaced Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund.
The Dutchman has signed a 2-year contract with Dortmund, after having left Ajax following an impressive season.
The 53-year-old arrives at Signal Iduna Park with a reputation of playing attractive football with young first team players – he remarkably led Ajax to a second place finish in Eredivisie, and to the final of Europa League, with the team having an average age of less than 23.
It’s worth noting that Bosz wasn’t the first choice for the German club, as they were keen to bring Nice’s Lucien Favre. However, the Ligue 1 club didn’t allow the former Gladbach coach to leave, by issuing a statement which confirmed the non-availability of the Swiss manager.
Peter Bosz spoke of his delight of having joined one of the biggest clubs in Germany, by stating: “I got a good feeling. It was a respectful discussion. I am convinced that we can work very well together.”
— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 6, 2017
The Dutchman also confirmed that he was in talks with Dortmund’s chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke and the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc, by confessing: “These talks convinced me that this ought to be the next step for me.”
Watzke himself was full of praise for the new manager at the club, and said: ” We had a very, very good feeling about Bosz from the outset, the feeling that something can really grow together here.”
Peter Bosz will need to hit the ground running as soon as possible, as the club’s prolific striker, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, looks on his way to PSG.
Moreover, BVB’s newly appointed boss knows he will face a tough task of putting an end to Bayern Munich’s dominance in Germany.
Written by Shorya Panwar
Has 20+ years of experience managing Schalke in Football Manager 2017. Believes wing-backs are the most complete footballers in the modern/evolved football. Writes weird stuff on his personal blog.