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Peter Bosz hires former Barcelona academy boss as his assistant coach at Dortmund

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Our new manager has brought someone with him.

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With training camp just around the corner, Dortmund have made another key addition to the club’s coaching staff. This time, they’ve hired spaniard Albert Capellas, who will become Peter Bosz’s assistance coach.

Who is Albert Capellas?

Capellas started out his career as an assistant coach for CF Gava in 1991, where he worked for a decade before being picked up by FC Barcelona in 1999. After working as an assistant coach for Barcelona-B for four years, he was appointed youth coordinator of “La Masia,” Barcelona’s youth academy. During his tenure, there was no shortage of talent rising from the ranks of La Masia. From 2004 to 2010, players like Jordi Alba, Sergio Busquets, Jonathan Dos Santos, Pedro, Gerard Piqué, and a certain Argentine graduated from the academy.

In 2010, Capellas moved on to SV Vitesse in the Netherlands, where he met Peter Bosz for the first time. He worked there for four years, and eventually came to work with Peter Bosz again at Maccabi Tel-Aviv in 2016. Now, his former boss has picked him up again, bringing him to Borussia Dortmund to be assistant trainer.

Impact on Borussia Dortmund

This is a positive move for the club. Bosz is well known as a coach who favors youth, and this move only serves to reinforce the direction that the club has been headed. The assistant coach can have a significant, if unnoticed impact on a player’s development. The fact that Dortmund have hired someone who worked in Barcelona’s academy for years shows that the club is all-in on its youth movement.