Thomas Tuchel parts company with Borussia Dortmund
Tuchel guided his side to a third place finish in the Bundesliga and to the quarter-final of the Champions League12:49 Tuesday 30 May 2017, 12:49 30 May 2017
Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has left the club just days after guiding the Bundesliga side to success in the German Cup.
The club announced the decision on Tuesday morning and it's been widely reported that the 43-year-old has fallen out with the hierarchy at the club.
"We would like to thank Thomas Tuchel and his coaching staff for the sporting success at the BVB, which climaxed last Saturday with their German Cup win in Berlin against Eintracht Frankfurt," the club said on Tuesday in a statement.
"BVB attaches great importance to the fact that the cause of the separation is by no means a disagreement between two persons. The well-being of the club Borussia Dortmund, which is much more than the sporting success, will always be more important than individuals and possible differences between them.
"For his professional future we wish Thomas Tuchel only the very best."
Tuchel tweeted: "I am grateful for two exciting, beautiful and eventful years. It's a pity to not go on.
"Thank you to the fans, the team, the staff and to all who have supported us. Wish all the best to the @BVB. TT"
Ich bin dankbar für zwei schöne, ereignisreiche und aufregende Jahre. Schade, dass es nicht weitergeht.— Thomas Tuchel (@TTuchelofficial) May 30, 2017
Danke an die Fans, an die Mannschaft, an den Staff und an alle, die uns unterstützt haben. Wünsche dem @BVB alles Gute. TT— Thomas Tuchel (@TTuchelofficial) May 30, 2017
Tuchel this year guided them to success domestically in the Cup, as well as to a third place finish in the Bundesliga. They finished behind winners Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig. He also guided them to a quarter-final berth in the Champions League.
"Today is definitely one of the greatest days of my coaching career," he told the club's official website after their cup win over the weekend.
"I think that special successes are achieved when there is a special connection between a coach and his players. We have all reached our objectives and capped a special season. That can only happen if there is mutual trust."
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