Following the departure of Thomas Tuchel, Borussia Dortmund have appointed Peter Bosz as the club new head coach.
Bosz has joined the club on a two-year contract after he had led Ajax to the Europa League final, Dortmund have reportedly agreed to pay €5 million to the Eredivisie side.
Peter Bosz is the new BVB Head Coach. Contract will last until 2019. Further info in a press conference this afternoon. #welkomhier #bvb pic.twitter.com/us7FngPgXy
– Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 6, 2017
Bosz, 53, will be the second Dutchman to manage Dortmund, after the first Dutchman, Bert van Marwijk, who coached the club in the mid-2000s.
Chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said:
“We held a lot of talks in recent days. Once we started talking to Peter Bosz we had a very positive feeling from the outset. Besides the sporting ambition, it was also deciding that we had the feeling that something could grow here [with Bosz]. We also want to thank Ajax for their cooperation to let [Bosz] seize that opportunity.”
Sporting director Michael Zorc added:
“First and foremost, we’re convinced with Peter’s coaching philosophy which is similar to the style we and our fans want to see. Peter’s coaching philosophy is a very attacking minded one. A structured possession football coupled with gegenpressing. It’s a good balance. We also like that Peter Bosz is not reluctant to play young players in big games.”
“BVB [are] maybe one of the 10 biggest clubs. I’m looking forward to the legendary yellow wall. The first talk with Watzke and Zorc, which lasted three hours, convinced me that BVB is the right next step for me.”
Tuchel, who had replaced Jurgen Klopp in 2015, left the Westfalenstadion after a tumultuous season in which there were regular reports of disagreements with both the club hierarchy and senior players.