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Borussia Dortmund Sack Coach Lucien Favre after 5-1 Stuttgart defeat

Borussia Dortmund have sacked head coach Lucien Favre hours after their 5-1 humiliating defeat at home to VfB Stuttgart.

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund said Sunday they have fired head coach Lucien Favre, a day after the team suffered their heaviest home defeat in over a decade.

It was Dortmund’s fourth defeat of the campaign, and left them five points behind Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich.

Swiss coach Favre is to be replaced by his assistant-coach Edin Terzic after Dortmund crashed 5-1 to VfB Stuttgart leaving them fifth in the league five points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Edin Terzic has previously served as assistant to Slaven Bilic at West Ham and with Croatia
Edin Terzic has previously served as assistant to Slaven Bilic at West Ham and with Croatia

“It is very difficult for us to take this step, but we believe that the current negative development has put our season goals in danger, and we have to take action,” said Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc.

Favre, who took charge at Dortmund after leaving French club Nice in July 2018, had led the club the last 16 of the Champions League as group winners.

Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “We are all grateful to Lucien Favre for the superb job he has done over the last two-and-a-half years, achieving two runner-up finishes with his team.

“As a professional and as a person, Lucien Favre is beyond reproach.”

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