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Dortmund boss resigns, Bayern manager bows out with defeat

German Bundesliga By: Ambrose Udeme | 12/05/2018

Jupp Heynckes' second spell at Bayern Munich ended with a heavy defeat as the Bundesliga champions suffered a first home league defeat in over two years in a 4-1 drubbing by Stuttgart while Borussia Dortmund manager Peter Stoger has stepped down as the BVB boss.

Heynckes will retire after next Saturday's German Cup final against Eintracht Frankfurt, whose manager Niko Kovac is replacing him.

Stuttgart won 4-1 on the final day to end Bayern's 37-game unbeaten home run in the Bundesliga on a day Bayern were presented with the Bundesliga trophy for the sixth season in a row.

Two goals from Daniel Ginczek and strikes from Anastasios Donis and Chadrac Akolo drowned the Bavarains after Corentin Tolisso had made it 1-1.

Confirming his exit from Dortmund, Stoger in a statement on the club's official website following a 3-1 defeat at Hoffenheim on Saturday’s final day said: "The discussions with Hans-Joachim Watzke and Michael Zorc were always on top. Some time ago we decided that a new attraction might be good for the club, and it's the easiest bet with a new coach.

"Unfortunately, not second, not third, but fourth. We would have liked to keep third place. When we started here, it was easier to imagine, but we still crossed the finish line.

"I'll go home, to Vienna, enjoy the time and see what's coming, hoping "that my successor can bring a little more peace and stability into the team." said the outgoing manager

Stoger took Borussia Dortmund in eighth place in mid-December and led the team to fourth place in the UEFA Champions League.

The game in Hoffenheim was "a reflection of what it was," which Borussia Dortmund has been following for the past weeks, the last few months, maybe even the entire season.

Stoger will accompany the team in the games in Zwickau (on Monday), at the blitz tournament in Herne (on Thursday) and on the subsequent short trip to Los Angeles.
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