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Dortmund dismiss Peter Bosz, Peter Stoeger takes over as head coach

Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the sacking of Peter Bosz as head coach just 173 days after he took over at the club and replaced him with former Cologne boss Peter Stoger appointed until the end of the season, the club announced on Sunday.

Bosz, 54, took over before the start of the season and got off to a great start as Dortmund led the league table by five points at the end of September.

However, Dortmund completely collapsed and managed just three draws from their last eight Bundesliga games.

And Saturday’s 2-1 home defeat against Werder Bremen, which has left BVB seventh in the Bundesliga standings, 13 points behind leaders Bayern Munich, was the final straw.

The Dutch coach has overseen the club’s worst run in 17 years, with no victories in their last eight Bundesliga outings, dating back to a 2-1 success over Augsburg, which was their sixth win in their first seven league matches. In all competitions, they are winless in nine, since a DFB Pokal fixture against FC Magdeburg on October 24.


Stoger has now been appointed as Bosz’s replacement for the rest of the season, having been sacked by Koln at the start of December. The 51-year-old spent four seasons in Cologne, helping Koln qualify for Europe for the first time in 25 years.


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