Borussia Dortmund announce Peter Bosz as new head coach


Borussia Dortmund have announced Peter Bosz as their new head coach till 2019.

The papers say Dortmund, without a manager since sacking Thomas Tuchel in May, have reached a deal with Ajax and that Bosz will be presented to the German club on Tuesday afternoon. Contract will last until 2019.

Prior to his successful stint with Ajax, he had spells managing clubs in Israel (Maccabi Tel Aviv) and other Dutch sides (Heracles, Vitesse).

Bosz's side adopted an attacking approach inspired by his role model, the Ajax and Netherlands great Johan Cruyff, but reports in the Dutch media on Tuesday morning said he made a decision to leave the Amsterdam Arena in part down to a conflict over training and playing philosophy with other members of the coaching staff, including Dennis Bergkamp, who had been one of his assistants.

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The 53-year-old took an extremely young Ajax side to within a point of the Dutch league title and got them to the 2016-17 Europa League Final, which they lost to English side Manchester United.

Dortmund made their move for Bosz after the reported rejection of overtures to French club Nice for Lucien Favre. "When we signed Peter past year we didn't have the intention to stop after one season. Especially in the Europa League we had a fantastic season".

Throughout the competition, and domestically in the Netherlands, a youthful Ajax played fast, entertaining and attacking football that caught the attention of a host of European clubs.

Dortmund finished third in the Bundesliga last term to qualify for the Champions League, and also won the DFB-Pokal, but Bosz will have his work cut out to challenge the dominance of Bayern Munich.