Thomas Tuchel is going to be the next manager of eight-time German Bundesliga Champion Borussia Dortmund. The 41-year-old German has signed a three-year contract with the Der BVB.
The club confirmed this news in their official site on Sunday. The contract will officially activate from the July 1.
This Borussia Dortmund transfer news will officially declare in the season ending week. In the official site Dortmund Says, “before this time, neither party will make a public statement on the matter.”
Tuchel is following the exact footsteps of Jurgen Klopp. Klopp worked as a manager of Mainz before joining Borussia Dortmund.
He resigned from the managerial post of Mainz after the 2013-14 season. He managed 170 games and win 65 of them in his career at Mainz after replacing Klopp in 2009. Before resigning from Mainz, he helped the club to qualify in Europa League two-time and to achieve their highest ever Bundesliga finish. He made a club record of winning the first seven league matches in 2010-11 season.
Tuchel got the support of some former Germany player like Stefan Effenberg to fill the void position of Jurgen Klopp. Schalke 04 and Bayern Leverkusen also wanted to secure the service of this hot property of Mainz. Though he has a contract with Mainz until the end of the season, but he has spent the whole year on sabbatical.
Before this, on Wednesday Jurgen Klopp said in a statement that he is going to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of this season.
Klopp Said, “I have said over the years that, when I have the feeling I am no longer the perfect coach for this extraordinary club, I would say that.”
Reportedly Klopp has been attracted by a number of clubs, but he said, “Nothing in the hand”.
Klopp is named as one the finest managers of recent time. He led the German club to two back to back Bundesliga title in 2011 and 2012. Borussia won the German cup in 2012 under his leading and the greatest achievement for this man as a manager was the Champions League final in 2013.
Dortmund was passing some tensed time at the beginning of the season as there were great possibilities of being relegated. But, some great performance in recent games has turned things around. They earn 3-0 victory over Paderborn on Saturday which set them just 5 points behind Schalke 04. This win is also giving them some hope for the Europa League qualification spot.