Borussia Dortmund and Thomas Tuchel have decided to part ways, the club communicated early Tuesday afternoon.
The club issued a statement where they thanked Thomas Tuchel for his hard work, praised him for his accomplishments and stated that the move is not just because of a disagreement between him and BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
Tuchel, who just won the DFB Cup with Dortmund, was in charge of the club for two years. During that time he won the German Cup, qualified for the Champions League twice, coached Dortmund to the best point-total in a Bundesliga season in the clubs history and never lost a Bundesliga home game. An impressive list of accomplishments that will make the job of his successor a difficult one.
In the end an internal feud with several BVB-officials (Watzke, Mislintat, etc.) and apparently some players have led to the sacking of a coach that has actually accomplished all of the goals that the team had. It will be interesting to see if there will be any further revelations in the coming days about the relationship between the coach and the players/officials that led to his dismissal.
Borussia Dortmund will have to present a new coach shortly if they want to avoid any major turmoil. Lucien Favre and Paulo Sousa are two of the names that have been mentioned in the past few weeks. Let's hope one of them is up to the task.