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Borussia Dortmund Appoint Lucien Favre As New Manager As He Signs Deal Until 2020

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Borussia Dortmund have appointed former Nice boss Lucien Favre as their new manager.

The 60-year-old Swiss coach has signed a deal to keep him at the Westfalenstadion until 2020.

Favre has pedigree in the Bundesliga having previously coached Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach in the last decade.

‘Coaching Borussia Dortmund is a very attractive job, which I like to take on,’ Favre said following the appointment.

‘I would like to thank the person responsible for the trust in me. Now we will work together on the new team.

‘BVB is one of the most interesting clubs in Europe, and I am looking forward to returning to the Bundesliga, which I know very well and have always kept in mind in the two years in Nice.’

Favre is considered a coach with a keen eye for detail and Dortmund, who qualified for next season’s Champions League, hope he can lead them to a stern title challenge against Bayern Munich.

With considerably less resources than Paris Saint-Germain and Monaco, Favre led Nice to a third-place finish in Ligue 1 in 2016-17.

Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc added: ‘The commitment of Lucien Favre as coach is an important part of our sporting restart this summer.

‘He is highly valued by us for his professional qualities, which he has impressively demonstrated several times in the Bundesliga with Hertha BSC and in Monchengladbach – just like in Nice.’

 

 

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