Published: Wed, May 16, 2018
Sport | By Wendy Sparks

Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger confirms departure

Dortmund coach Peter Stoeger confirms departure

BVB finished level on points with two other sides after the final round of fixtures, but secured a Champions League spot thanks to a superior goal difference over fifth-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Speaking after Dortmund's final match of the Bundesliga season, a 3-1 defeat at Hoffenheim, the 52-year-old said that he will leave the club once his contract expires at the end of June and a new coach would be appointed.

According to German magazine kicker, The Austrian coach will still oversee Dortmund's two exhibition games in May against third-tier side Zwickau in Germany and Los Angeles FC in the United States.

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"A new impulse with a new coach will be good for the club", said Stoeger.

Stoger only took over from the sacked Peter Bosz in December having himself been relieved of his duties at Cologne a week earlier.

'We had decided some time ago that the club would benefit from fresh stimulus, ' Stoeger told reporters.

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Although Stoger takes pride in his achievements at Signal Iduna Park, he feels that the final day summed up an altogether disappointing season by the club's lofty standards. The side haven't won consecutive league games since February, and the Hoffenheim defeat was their second in a row.

"The game today was a reflection of what has happened at Dortmund throughout the season".

OGC Nice manager and former Borussia Moenchengladbach coach Lucien Favre is the favourite to succeed Stoeger.

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