Borussia Dortmund sacks Bosz, appoints Stoger as manager until end of the season

Borussia Dortmund has replaced head coach Peter Bosz with Peter Stoger.

Peter Stoger has been appointed as Borussia Dortmund manager until the end of the 2017/18 season.   -  Getty Images

Borussia Dortmund has sacked head coach Peter Bosz and installed former Cologne boss Peter Stoger as his replacement until the end of this season.

Dortmund won six of its opening seven league fixtures to top the table in a highly-promising start to Bosz's reign. But a 2-1 defeat at home to struggling Werder Bremen on Saturday proved the final straw.

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Bosz's men contrived to throw away a 4-0 lead to draw in the Revierderby against Schalke in their previous home match to leave the Dutchman under extreme pressure.

Stoger was linked to the Dortmund post at the end of last season, before Bosz was selected as Thomas Tuchel's successor, having led Cologne from 2. Bundesliga to the Europa League.

However, Cologne's form deserted it spectacularly this season and only last weekend it parted company with Stoger, who left with Cologne rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga with three points and without a top-flight win in 14 matches.

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