Published: Sun, December 10, 2017
Sports | By Nelson Rowe

Borussia Dortmund sack Peter Bosz and appoint Peter Stoger

Borussia Dortmund sack Peter Bosz and appoint Peter Stoger

Borussia Dortmund sacked coach Peter Bosz on Sunday and immediately replaced him with Peter Stoeger, who himself was fired by Cologne one week earlier after failing to win a league match this season.

Bosz's last game in charge of Dortmund was Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home to relegation-threatened Werder Bremen, a loss that stretched the side's winless run to eight games in the league.

Bosz was dismissed just hours after the Bremen defeat, when poor defending again led to another terrible team display.

Dortmund next faces a trip to Mainz in the Bundesliga on Tuesday.

Sunday's training session was forced indoors, however, due to heavy snow.

"We want to bring some more empathy back into the group". "You only get this sort of chance once in a lifetime".

"We decided yesterday evening in a talk with Peter Bosz that we're letting him go with immediate effect", Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said.

"I wasn't planning on this, but the call changed everything", he said.

"I've never seen us playing so badly".

Dortmund has given Stoeger, 51, a contract until the end of the season, just a week after he was released by Cologne.

It has been a tough few months for Bosz. The draw came after squandering a four-goal lead to allow bitter rival Schalke to draw 4-4.

"We parted on the best of terms".

"You never know, I'm at a big club and I think they [the board] have been quiet for a long time", Bosz said after the game, as quoted by Goal.

"I'm fighting, that's not the point, but I'm not talking about my own position".

However, that run came to an abrupt halt this term and Stoeger was sacked after they took three points from their first 14 league games, leaving them anchored to the bottom of the table.

"Liverpool wouldn't have signed Jurgen Klopp based on his last season at Borussia Dortmund", added Watzke.

Despite only taking over in the summer, Bosz has already been at the centre of a lot of news surrounding his future.

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