Borussia Dortmund have sacked its head coach Peter Bosz after seven months in charge and appointed former Cologne manager Peter Stoger who was sacked by Cologne last week until the end of the season.
Bosz arrived in the summer after guiding Ajax to the final of the Europa League but leaves with Dortmund seventh in the Bundesliga. Saturday's 2-1 home defeat to struggling Werder Bremen obviously didn't go down well with the club owners.A club statement
on Sunday reads: "Borussia Dortmund has ended the collaboration with its head coach Peter Bosz and today Peter Stöger presented as successor.
"As a reason, the chairman of the management, Hans-Joachim Watzke, called the current sporting situation.
" Dortmund stated on its official website
Dortmund will enter the Europa League in February after finishing third in their Champions League group behind Real Madrid and Tottenham.
bottom of the table and have not won a game in the league all season, but finished fifth last term having been promoted under Stoger.
Stoger who of Autrian
origin described his new job as "the opportunity of a lifetime".
"Last night, in a conversation with Peter Bosz, we decided that we would release him with immediate effect," said Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke.
"We parted on the best of terms and on behalf of all Borussia I would like to thank Peter Bosz. We still consider him a great coach and person."
failed to win a league game since September and were
beaten 2-1 at home by Werder Bremen on Saturday.