Borussia Dortmund have confirmed the appointment of Peter Bosz as their new manager after the former Ajax boss signed a two-year deal at Signal Iduna Park.
Bosz, led a youthful Ajax side to the Europa League final last season and his arrival costs the Bundesliga giants a £4.3million buy-out fee.
The former Vitesse Arnhem and Maccabi Tel Aviv boss, 53, had a brief Bundesliga spell with Hansa Rostock during his playing career and now returns having forged a reputation for developing attacking, young sides.
Dortmund sacked Thomas Tuchel last week and had hoped to poach Nice manager Lucien Favre, only to have their advances rebuffed, before looking to Bosz.
Bosz Ajax team finished second in Holland’s Eredivisie last season while losing out to Manchester United in the Europa League final – fielding the youngest XI to play in a European showpiece, with an average age of 22 years and 282 days.
Bosz inherits a young Dortmund side who finished third in the Bundesliga last season while winning the German Cup.
Dortmund sacked Tuchel despite him bringing home the club’s first trophy in five years last week, stating they: ‘no longer believed the current coaching arrangement offered us a foundation for a successful future collaboration based on trust.’
Reports in Holland on Tuesday suggested Bosz had fallen out with members of his coaching staff, including former Arsenal striker Dennis Bergkamp, in a conflict over training and playing philosophy to leave him open to Dortmund’s advances.
Ajax will receive €4.3m in compensation for their former manager’s exit.
Article by:Oliver Todd for MailOnline