Borussia Dortmund have officially announced that Peter Bosz will succeed Thomas Tuchel as the head coach. The 53-year-old former coach of Ajax Amsterdam has signed a two-year contract until 30.06.2019. He'll be joined by Hendrie Kürzen as an assistant coach who worked for Ajax as well.
Peter Bosz is the new BVB Head Coach. Contract will last until 2019. Further info in a press conference this afternoon. #welkomhier #bvb pic.twitter.com/us7FngPgXy— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) June 6, 2017
Bosz made headlines with his extremely young Ajax-team this season, finishing second in the Eredivisie only one point behind Feyenoord Rotterdam and reaching the Europa League final where they lost to Manchester United. He has mostly coached in the Dutch Eredivisie where he coached teams like Vitesse Arnheim and Heracles Almelo, Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel has been his only club outside of the Netherlands. Although he has spent time in several leagues as a player, even playing in the Bundesliga for a short period of time with Hansa Rostock in 1998.
Like many Dutch coaches he's a disciple of the Johann Cruyff-school of coaching, meaning he prefers a high pressing, offense oriented team that likes to control the game with fluent ball-movement. His preferred system seems to be a 4-3-3 but it remains to be seen if he employs this system in Dortmund as well.
Borussia Dortmund have scheduled a press conference Tuesday afternoon so expect further details later today. We will keep you posted.
We wish him good luck and hopefully we'll have many good years with our new coach. Heja BVB!