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The Daily Bee (December 11th, 2017): Who is Peter Stöger?

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  • Peter Stöger

Borussia Dortmund finally sacked Peter Bosz after a period of more than two months without a league win. One Peter gone and the next one is already in, but who exactly is Peter Stöger? Here a few facts of BVB’s new coach.

The 51-year-old is from Vienna, Austria and spent his entire playing career in Austria, winning 4 league titles and 3 Austrian Cup-titles. He also appeared in 65 games for the Austrian national team.

As a coach he won the Austrian Cup in 04/05 and the Austrian Bundesliga title in 12/13, both with Austria Wien. The past four years he’s been in charge of 1.FC Köln, he took over in the 2.Bundesliga and led them back to Germany’s top tier within a year. In the Bundsliga the club improved steadily under Stöger with the sensational 5th place finish last year being the clubs best result in quite a while. However this season has been different, 0 wins and only 3 points in 14 games are a clear reflection of the disaster that has been this season for Cologne. The results can be explained with the loss of Anthony Modeste and a slew of injuries that left the coach with a barren roster.

Nevertheless Stöger is a respected coach who has a solid track record despite the recent struggles. His style is very different from Peter Bosz, gone is probably the high line and relentless pressing. Stöger prefers to have a stout defense and a slower style of build-up play that tries to limit the risks taken and reduce the mistakes to a minimum.

In addition, Jörg Heinrich, the former BVB-defender, Champions League champion in 1997 and 2x Bundesliga winner with the black and yellows will join Stöger’s coaching team as an assistant. This is a very interesting appointment and Heinrich will probably help Stöger to get

We’ll see how he fares in the next few weeks and months. Even though Dortmund seem already prepared for next summer but Watzke said that nothing is set in stone. If Stöger proves to be successful with this team he definitely has a chance to stay on a bit longer.

  • Happy Birthday Neven Subotic!

Technically his birthday was yesterday but we’ll wish him a happy birthday nonetheless.

Daily Buzz: Is this a good appointment or would you have liked a different coach.