There’s no way around it: Borussia Dortmund are playing badly. I would not yet label it a crisis (I think what’s happening at Ajax is a more clear example of that), there’s no doubt that Edin Terzic’s seat is getting hotter by the minute. Dortmund have only won a single of their last seven Bundesliga games, and crashed out of the DfB Pokal against Stuttgart last week. Naturally, these past weeks have led to question about Terzic’s future, but the latest reports claim, that Terzic is safe for now.
Sacking Terzic would especially be a big blow for Hans-Joachim Watzke, who basically has put all his money on the young coach. The question now is how much Watzke is willing to gamble with Die Schwarzgelben potentially missing out on the top four and all the Champions League money that will come with it.
To be perfectly honest, I’m not sure what the right move here is. Sacking a coach is easy, but finding a suitable replacement is not. If Terzic were to be dismissed, it would put the board in a place where many would expect them to make a statement with their next coaching signing—in this case, Oliver Glasner or Ralph Hasenhüttl simply won’t cut it. I’m pretty sure that hiring a new manager at this time could improve results, but a new face needs to provide more than just a new manager bounce. My biggest wish is honestly for Terzic to work, but currently, not much is pointing in the right direction.
What would you do, if were Watzke and Dortmund once again dropped points next week? What if the team plays a really good game but just gets very unlucky? Would you fire the coach mid-season with and get an interim coach, or would you see the season out? Let me know in the comments below!