German Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund have parted ways with manager Marco Rose, after just one season in charge at the helm.
A statement from the club read: “Following an intensive season analysis on Thursday, including Rose, Watzke, Zorc, Kehl, and Sammer, the club has decided to move forward, and wishes Marco Rose the best of luck in his next opportunity.”
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke also revealed: “This day is not an easy one for all of us, because the mutual respect among us was, is and remains great. After a season that was unsatisfactory for many reasons, we had to recognise that we did not reach our maximum potential in many areas.”
The German coach led BVB to a respectable second-place finish in the Bundesliga during his maiden campaign, but humiliating defeats in both the UEFA Champions League and in the UEFA Europa League bruised his short tenure.
Rose was brought to the Westfalenstadion last summer after two years with Borussia Monchengladbach and making his name with Austrian side Red Bull Salzburg.