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Borussia Dortmund appoint Sahin as new coach

Edin Terzic resigned yesterday despite leading the club to the Champions League final

Nuri Sahin

Borussia Dortmund have appointed Edin Terzic’s former assistant Nuri Sahin as their new head coach today.

Sahin moved back to Dortmund at the start of the year, having been boss at Antalyaspor, to work under Terzic and helped Dortmund reach the Champions League final only to lose to Real Madrid.

The 35-year-old made 274 appearances for the club as a player in a career that also included spells at Real Madrid and Liverpool.

He takes over from Terzic who resigned yesterday after two years in charge.

“It is a great honour for me to be the coach of Borussia Dortmund,” said Sahin, who has signed a three-year contract at Signal Iduna Park. 

“I would like to thank all those responsible at the club for the trust they have placed in me. I am very much looking forward to my job at BVB. We will do everything possible from day one with a lot of energy and great passion to have the maximum possible success.”

Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl added: “Nuri Sahin helped last season to lead our team to the final of the Champions League. He knows from his own experience as a player and as an assistant coach how BVB works – and above all how success works. 

“Thanks to his natural authority and expertise, he has very good access to our team and knows what we have to work on together.

“Nuri enjoys our absolute trust, he has our full support.”

Sahin will inherit a squad short on experience with both Mats Hummels and Marco Reus leaving the club this summer.

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Jon Fisher

Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.