After a hard beating by VfB Stuttgart, the Borussia Dortmund club management knew enough and decided to intervene hard. Lucien Favre was fired on the spot. After the dismissal of the Swiss, the rumour flow about his successor immediately started. One of the names mentioned is from Ajax coach Erik and Hag.
The 1-5 defeat against Stuttgart was the third defeat at home for Dortmund in a row. Favre and his team had qualified as group head for the eighth-finals of the Champions League. That achievement was not enough to avoid dismissal. Edin Terzic, Favre’s assistant, finishes the season in charge.
In this way, Dortmund can look for a successor in peace and quiet. Ten Hag is still in Amsterdam until mid-2022. Should Dortmund come to Ajax, a lump sum will have to be paid. According to many, an interim departure is not in the offing. A leave of Ajax’s success coach after this season is more realistic. Due to the elimination of the team from Amsterdam in the Champions League, the coach’s criticism has increased again.