Borussia Dortmund has apparently completed its management team again after Markus Pilawa’s departure in the direction of FC Bayern and found a new chief scout. This is not an unknown at BVB.

    When FC Bayern confirmed Markus Pilawa’s commitment as chief scout to “Sport1” at the end of July, it was definitely a personal bang.

    The 45-year-old had previously worked in the same role at Borussia Dortmund for five and a half years – and with success.

    Born in Bochum, he had earned a reputation as a “diamond eye” in the scene thanks to numerous strong transfers, similar to his BVB predecessor Sven Mislintat.

    According to media reports, there has been a crunch internally between Pilawa and those responsible in Dortmund for a long time. When he approached the club management with his change request, the bosses decided to release him immediately.

    BVB’s new chief scout comes from its own stable

    Since then, the important post of game observer, officially known as “Head of Scouting and Analysis” at BVB, has been vacant.

    If you believe “Sky”, that will change now. Accordingly, BVB decided to fill the position internally. Eduard Graf is to take over this.

    The 33-year-old has been with Borussia since 2013, initially as an assistant coach for the U19s, then as a scout and finally chief scout for Lars Ricken.

    BVB also uses FC Bayern

    Graf was already involved in one or two BVB transfers in the past. For example, he is said to have been involved in signing Jadon Sancho in the summer of 2017.

    At that time, the young Englishman moved from Manchester City’s youth team to Dortmund, hit there like a bomb and moved on to Manchester United in 2021 for 85 million euros.

    Graf should work closely with Laurent Busser at BVB. The black and yellow had poached the France experts from FC Bayern in the summer. He was originally supposed to support Pilawa.