After just one year, Borussia Dortmund and coach Marco Rose parted ways. BVB announced this on Friday afternoon, one day after the big internal season analysis. Dortmund had finished second in the championship but had no chance of winning the title. With a lead of eight points, Bayern became German champions again this year.
In the cup competitions, the team failed early and sometimes miserably. In the Champions League, BVB was eliminated after the preliminary round. In the subsequent qualification for the knockout phase of the Europa League, Dortmund failed at eventual finalists Glasgow Rangers. In the DFB Cup it was over after the round of 16 at FC St. Pauli.
“Borussia Dortmund and coach Marco Rose are ending their collaboration,” said BVB. This is “the result of an intensive season analysis on Thursday”. All of the club’s key decision-makers attended the meeting. The news comes as a surprise, since Rose’s superiors have repeatedly assured him of their support in recent weeks.
“This day is not an easy one for all of us, because the mutual respect among each other was, is and will remain great,” says club boss Hans-Joachim Watzke: “After a season that was unsatisfactory for various reasons, we had to realize that we were in many We didn’t get the most out of our opportunities in some areas.”
Rose was also quoted by BVB: “Despite a difficult season with many imponderables, I was convinced of our path. During our conversation I got the impression that the 100% conviction of all those responsible is no longer there. Ultimately, we therefore decided together to end the cooperation.”
Rose’s assistant trainer Alexander Zickler as well as René Maric and athletic trainer Patrick Eibenberger are also leaving Dortmund. BVB wants to hold talks about the composition of the future coaching team in the coming days.