Thomas Tuchel only left Dortmund three days ago, and already the search for his replacement is getting confusing.
It seemed that BVB were close to making Lucien Favre their next manager, but that might not be the case anymore. Nice have since come out with a statement saying that they will not listen to any approaches for their manager.
If Nice are putting out a statement like this, you have to assume that Favre himself also doesn’t want to leave. But who knows.
With Favre supposedly off the table, now Dortmund are being linked to two managers from the Eredivisie.
Transfermarkt relay that L’Equipe are saying that Giovanni van Bronckhorst has agreed a deal to become the next Dortmund boss. The former Dutch international has received many plaudits since successfully guiding Feyenoord to their first league title since 1999. It was only his second year managing a team at the senior level.
Oh, and GVB at BVB does make a lot of sense
But there’s no way that Dortmund have already agreed to a deal with him to come to Germany. There may be interest, but it’s doubtful that it’s that far along.
A less attractive option has been linked to us by Die Welt. They claim that Ajax manager Peter Bosz is close to agreeing to personal terms with BVB. Bosz and Ajax finished in second place and missed out on the Dutch title by one point. They also recently lost to Manchester United in the Europa League final.
Despite these achievements, Ajax fans themselves are not happy with Bosz and his methods of coaching.
But van Bronckhorst is now being regarded as one of the up-and-coming managers in Europe. If the club are really choosing between these two, they’d be wise to go with van Bronckhorst.
No matter who is coming in, it needs to be settled soon! The new manager will have a lot on their plate this summer even before pre-season starts.