Borussia Dortmund head coach Lucien Favre

Borussia Dortmund (BVB) on Tuesday (22nd May) named Lucien Favre as their new manager replacing Peter Stoeger. Favre coached French Ligue 1 club Nice before signing a two-year contract with BVB. Farve replaces Peter Stoeger who had been in charge of BVB since December last year. His contract was not extended due to disappointing results.
“The commitment of Lucien Favre as coach is an important part of our fresh start in sport this summer. He has our high esteem for his professional qualities,” said BVB sports director Michael Zorc.
Favre has had a hand in the Bundesliga having led Hertha to fourth place in the 2008-2009 season. Dortmond finished the season in fourth place 29 point behind their rivals Bayern Munich.
“Training Borussia Dortmund is an appealing task that I am taking on gladly… We will now build a new team together,” said Favre.
“BVB counts among the most interesting clubs in Europe and I’m glad to be back in the Bundesliga which I know best and which I have always kept an eye on during the two years in Nice.”
The Swiss led Nice to a third-placed finish last season, losing in the Champions League playoff round to Napoli last August.


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