Borussia Dortmund sack Favre following 5-1 Stuttgart humiliation

Lucien Favre Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Lucien Favre following Saturday’s 5-1 home defeat to newly promoted Stuttgart.

By contrast, Dortmund have earned only four points in their last five matches, although they did make impressive progress in the Champions League, finishing first in Group F ahead of Lazio.

In a statement, the club said: “Borussia Dortmund have parted ways with head coach Lucien Favre.

“The club would like to thank Lucien for his dedication and wish him success in his future.

“Assistant coach Edin Terzic has been appointed as interim manager until the end of the current season. Terzic’s coaching team will be joined by Sebastian Geppert and Otto Addo.”

Favre had been in charge since taking over in the summer of 2018 and had led the club to two second placed finishes in the Bundesliga as well as the last 16 of the Champions League on three occasions.

In 2019-20, he helped them to win the DFB Supercup, the only silverware he would claim at the helm.

This term, however, has proven more complicated amid the backdrop of the Covid-19 pandemic and also the flux brought about by transfer speculation regarding Jadon Sancho.

The young England winger was linked with Manchester United throughout the summer but the move ultimately broke down. Sancho has not been able to regain his top level, with the 20-year-old waiting on his first league goal for the season, although he has posted three assists.

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