Lucien Favre of Borussia Dormund sacked follwing devastating loss
Borussia Dortmund have sacked coach Lucien Favre following a 5-1 home defeat to newly-promoted Stuttgart, the club has confirmed. Dortmund, title contenders ahead of the season, have lost their last three home games and trail league leaders Bayern Munich by five points, 11 matchdays into the season.
Edin Terzic, Otto Addo, and Sebastian Geppert will take over until the end of the season amidst a tight schedule that sees Dortmund face away trips to Werder Bremen and Union Berlin on Tuesday and Friday respectively, and then to Bundesliga club, Braunschweig in the German Cup on Dec. 22.
Terzic, who has also worked as an assistant at West Ham and Besiktas to Slaven Bilic, took charge of the Sunday afternoon training session.
Borussia Dortmund got just one point from their last three games and now are fifth in the table and face a fight to qualify for the Champions League next season.
Despite the German club boasting the likes of Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho, Gio Reyna, Marco Reus in their ranks, they have struggled this season. They have scored only four of their last 23 goals in the first half, of which they only won one game.
The club finally decided it was best to part ways with the 63-year-old who joined the club in the summer of 2018 from OGC Nice. They confirmed the release of the coach and his assistant, Manfred Stefes, on their official Twitter page as well.
The club released a statement this evening saying (via Guardian):
“We are all grateful to Lucien Favre for his excellent work over the past two-and-a-half year, in which he and his team won two runner-up championships. As a professional and as a person, Lucien Favre is beyond any doubt,”
Favre finished runner’s up in both the season he took charge of the club where his team led the majority part of the season only to lose to Bayern Munich on both occasions.
Sporting director Michael Zorc thinks it was the right time to part ways with the manager as some negative developments were happening behind the scenes at the club and they couldn’t take a risk.
“It is very difficult to take this step, But we believe because of the negative developments lately that there is a need to act.”
Marco Rose is all set to be Dortmund’s manager next season according to reputed journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Image Credit – Borussia Dortmund Twitter