On Tuesday, runner-up Borussia Dortmund made headlines with a personnel announcement. The sports coordinator at BVB, Slaven Stanic, who was only hired in the summer of this year, is leaving Dortmund after just a few months. Sports director Sebastian Kehl commented on the matter in detail in an interview.
The ex-national player was actually considered an advocate for the 49-year-old and had brought Stanic to the club in the summer. After BVB officially confirmed the early separation on Tuesday, Kehl spoke to the “kicker” again about the background.
“Let me say one thing first: I read in the course of reporting on Slaven Stanic that there are different camps here. That’s nonsense. There is only one camp – and that’s called Borussia Dortmund. Everyone here is working for the success of this camp “Very special club,” Kehl clarified to the specialist magazine.
There had recently been “intensive discussions” between the Dortmund club management and the previous sports coordinator, “in which we came to the joint conclusion that we were no longer convinced that we could work successfully in this constellation,” Kehl continued .
Report: BVB boss Watzke disliked Stanic’s work
The former national player once again emphasized that he had parted ways with Stanic “on good terms”. “Now our focus is entirely on the game in Stuttgart on Wednesday and on the other tasks that lie ahead of us this year,” said the 43-year-old.
According to a “Bild” report, the early separation from Stanic is said to have taken place primarily at the urging of managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke, who is said to have disliked the work of the sports coordinator and his dealings with head coach Edin Terzic.