Borussia Dortmund hires coach Peter Bosz from Ajax

Peter Bosz is the new coach of Borussia Dortmund, the Bundesliga club has announced in a statement.

Bosz's side adopted an attacking approach inspired by his role model, the Ajax and Netherlands great Johan Cruyff, but reports in the Dutch media on Tuesday morning said he made a decision to leave the Amsterdam Arena in part down to a conflict over training and playing philosophy with other members of the coaching staff, including Dennis Bergkamp, who had been one of his assistants.

Peter Bosz gained a solid reputation in the big leagues after he impressively managed a young Ajax side to a second-placed finish in the Eredivise and the final of the Europa League which they lost to Jose Mourinho's Manchester United.

The German giants recently surprised many when they parted ways with manager Thomas Tuchel, in what was a sour ending to the former Mainz boss' two-year spell at the Signal Iduna Park. "Especially in the Europa League we had a fantastic season".

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.

Among Bosz's first jobs will be to convince 20-year-old winger Ousmane Dembele that his future is best spent in Dortmund after the Barcelona target was left unsettled by his predecessor's abrupt departure. "As with our players, the coach also attracts the attention of clubs from Europe's top leagues".

Reportedly, since there is no buy-out clause in his contract with his previous club, Ajax receive €5 million for compensation in order to buy out his contract.

During his playing career, Bosz briefly played in the Bundesliga for Hansa Rostock in the late 1990s.

  • Julie Sanders