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May
2017
Wednesday 31st
posted by Morning Star in Sport

Borussi a Dort mund fired Thomas Tuchel as coach yesterday, three days after he led the club to its first title in five years.

The club issued a statement to say the 43-year-old Tuchel was leaving with immediate effect, one year before his contract was due to expire in 2018, after talks between chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke, sports director Michael Zorc, Tuchel and his adviser Olaf Meinking.

Tuchel’s last game in charge was the 2-1 win over Eintracht Frankfurt in the German Cup final on Saturday.

Tuchel fell out with club officials over the course of a difficult season.

“Dortmund as an employer will not comment in detail on the reasons for the separation, the result of a long process and supported by all the club boards,” the statement said.

“Dortmund attaches great importance to the fact that the cause of the separation is by no means [just] a disagreement between two people. The wellbeing of the club Borussia Dortmund, which constitutes much more than just the sporting success, will always be more important than individuals and possible differences between them.”

After claiming his first title, Tuchel said he wished to fulfill his contract despite the difficulties.

“It seems to me as though the outcome to the talks is open,” he said.

Dortmund evidently felt a different way.




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