Marco Rose remains BVB coach, confusion over Kehl’s statement

Sshrugged and smiled a little embarrassed, Marco Rose himself gave the word of power after the sudden fuss about his future at Borussia Dortmund. “I will still be the coach of Borussia Dortmund next year and I am really looking forward to it because I have an excellent relationship with my team because I want a lot of things going on,” said Rose on the Sky. TV channel after a Bundesliga match in Fürth, which ultimately revolved around the coach as a person.

The question of his future made Rose uncomfortable. “What should I tell you about it? You’re now trying to conjure something out of something,” the Dortmund coach told the reporter, then referring to his relationship with the Borussia management: “I, Sebastian Kehl, Michael Zorc and Aki Watzke work together in a relatively trusting way, not relatively, but very trusting together. “

It depends on the word choice. Rose knows that. Therefore, he subsequently deleted the word “relatively” from his sentence and replaced it with the strong word “much”. License player boss Kehl, who is set to replace Zorc as sporting director this summer, had not made such a correction. Before 3: 1 (1: 0) on Saturday against relegated Fürth, he had twice answered the question of whether Rose would still be the coach of Dortmund next season, which he assumed.

This statement opened enough room for interpretation to trigger a heated debate about Rose, who still has a contract at Dortmund until the summer of 2024. Does he need to worry about his future at BVB? Rose immediately argued for herself and her work. “We are in second place, we have 66 points, that’s more than last season,” he said on the penultimate day and was right, of course. Last season, Dortmund were only third with 64 points behind champions FC Bayern and RB Leipzig.

But Rose also repeatedly mentioned malus in his first BVB season: “We were badly disappointed in all the cup tournaments.” Out in the DFB Cup round of 16 in the second division club FC St. Pauli, after the Champions League group stage level d. Points with Sporting Lisbon and then out in the Europa League knockout round play-offs against the finalists Glasgow Rangers.

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This plate is not BVB-like. After the last home game against Hertha BSC, you will “make a few transfer decisions and start the new season with a lot of power and be ambitious like Borussia Dortmund, I promise,” Rose announced before posing with fans for photos and autographs in Fürth the stadium gave. In his debut season, he was unable to live up to the expectations placed on him after the switch from Borussia Mönchengladbach last summer. Rose knows that too. Again and again he has criticized the attitude of his professionals and thus sowed the tru architecture in doubt.

A change should bring Borussia further nationally and internationally. The future of super striker Erling Haaland will also be crucial. The Norwegian remained goalless in Fürth, but Julian Brandt shot Dortmund with a thrill to become vice-champion. Haaland’s contract runs until the summer of 2024, but he can leave BVB this summer due to an exit clause for 75 million euros. It is said that Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City are already planning with him. Emphasis on “supposedly”.

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