Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Ajax Boss Peter Bosz Named As New Coach Of Dortmund

Dortmund have appointed Peter Bosz as their new head coach.

Peter Bosz has left Ajax to take up the role of head coach at Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga club have confirmed.

The 53-year-old has signed a two-year contract that will keep him at Signal Iduna Park until June 30, 2019.

In his only season at Ajax, Bosz guided the Amsterdam giants to second place in the Eredivisie and the Europa League final, drawing praise for an exciting brand of football with a young group of players.
"I have mixed feelings about this move," said Ajax managing director Edwin van der Sar.

"When we brought Peter to Ajax last summer it was not the intention that the partnership would end after one year.

"We have had a great season, especially in the Europa League. As with our players, the coach also attracts the attention of clubs from Europe's top leagues."
“These talks convinced me that this ought to be the next step for me,” Bosz said at a press conference on Tuesday, revealing he had spoken with Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke and the club’s sporting director Michael Zorc for around three hours.

“I got a good feeling. It was a respectful discussion. I am convinced that we can work very well together.”

Watzke added: “We had a very, very good feeling about Bosz from the outset, the feeling that something can really grow together here.”

The former Vitesse and Maccabi Tel Aviv boss takes over from Thomas Tuchel, whose strained relationship with Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke ultimately cost him his job.

Reports in Holland claimed Bosz fell out with officials at Ajax in much the same way Tuchel supposedly did at Dortmund.

It was reported he did not see eye to eye with some of the technical staff already at the club when he arrived last summer, such as former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp.

Asked about the alleged disagreement, Bosz said he would “only look forwards” before adding: “What I can say is that I had a great time at Ajax.”

Tuchel led BVB to third in the Bundesliga, holding off the challenge of Hoffenheim to ensure automatic qualification for next season's Champions League.

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