Borussia Dortmund Sack Thomas Tuchel

Thomas Tuchel

By Oladapo Okeowo

Borussia Dortmund have parted ways with their manager, Thomas Tuchel just three days after they won the DFB Pokal Cup final.

The 43-year-old, according to Bild, was sacked with reports suggesting it is a result of a strained relationship with the club’s board.

The sack comes after a season that saw him lead Dortmund to a third-place finish in the Bundesliga, win the DFB Pokal and get to the quarter-final stage of the Uefa Champions League.

The club have confirmed the news of Tuchel’s departure, following an initial personal statement from him on social media earlier on.

A Dortmund statement read: ‘The eight-time German champion Borussia Dortmund and coach Thomas Tuchel are now separated from each other. This is the result of a conversation between Hans-Joachim Watzke (CEO), Michael Zorc (sports director), Thomas Tuchel and his advisor Olaf Meinking, which took place on Tuesday.

‘We would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his coaching staff for the sporting success at the BVB, which reached their deserved climax last Saturday at the DFB Pokalsieg in Berlin against Eintracht Frankfurt. For his professional future we wish Thomas Tuchel only the very best.

‘Borussia Dortmund as an employer will not express itself in the background of the separation, which is the result of a longer process and is supported by all the club committees.

‘BVB attaches great importance to the fact that the cause of the separation is by no means a disagreement between two persons.

Tuchel has been linked to several clubs in Europe including Arsenal where Arsene Wenger’s fate is a topic in today’s board meeting.

His final game in charge of Dortmund was their 2-1 cup final win over Eintracht Frankfurt, giving the club their first trophy since 2012.

Reports suggest a move to Bayer Leverkusen could be on the cards for the former Mainz boss next.

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Oladapo Okeowo is an OAU alumnus with over half a decade publishing experience. He lives in Lagos and can be found where the coffee is black, the book is enthralling, the movie is popping and Arsenal is playing. Dapo was an Assistant Editor at Concise News.

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