Thomas Tuchel will leave Borussia Dortmund after two years in charge after clashing with the club’s heads. CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is saying that he and sporting director Michael Zorc had “worn ourselves out during this time in our workings with the coaching team.”
His departure comes three days after he led BVB to their first trophy in five years afer beating Eintracht Frankfurt 2-1 in the DFB Pokal final,
During Tuchel’s two years in charge, Dortmund finished second and third in the Bundesliga, but the club issued a statement to say that Tuchel, 43, was leaving immediately, one year before his contract was due to expire in 2018.
In an open letter to fans on Dortmund’s website, Watzke had this to say after criticisms on the decisions came about:
“It’s about basic values such as trust, respect, teamwork and communication skills, about authority and identity. It’s about reliability and loyalty,” Watzke said. “Unfortunately we couldn’t see a basis for continued work together built on trust with a successful outlook in the current personnel constellation.”
Former Borussia Monchengladbach and Hertha Berlin coach Lucien Favre is speculated to take over the Dortmund job.