Borussia Dortmund Sack Thomas Tuchel

by Jack Kitson / 30 May 2017, 12:56

Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Thomas Tuchel just three days after he hoisted the German Cup.

Last season the German, who replaced Jurgen Klopp in June 2015, also led Dortmund through to the Champions League quarter-finals and a 3rd place finish in the Bundesliga.

In a statement on Twitter Tuchel said:

"I am grateful for two beautiful, eventful and exciting years. Too bad that it does not go (on).

"Thanks to the fans, to the team, to the staff and to all who supported us. Wishes the @BVB all the best. TT."

Tuchel and Dortmund’s hierarchy had a very toxic relationship that was drenched in mistrust and a serve lack of communication (ESPN), and now after winning the club their first trophy in five years Tuchel has been given the boot, bringing an end his two-year tenure.

Tuchel, who won 63% of his matches, will reportedly receive a compensation fee of £1.5m after departing.

The talented young coach, 43, has been linked with a move to the Premier League with Arsenal, but it now appears for all the world that Arsene Wenger will put pen to paper and sign a new two-year deal with the Gunners, who lifted the FA Cup at the weekend.

According to fresh reports both Bayer Leverkusen and Roma are keen to lure Tuchel over to the club, while the likes of Nice boss Lucien Favre, FC Koln’s Peter Stoger, Hoffenheim’s Julian Nagelsmann and former Leverkusen manager Roger Schmidt are a few of the early contenders in the Next Borussia Dortmund Manager Market.

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