Borussia Dortmund appoint Edin Terzic as new head coach

Borussia Dortmund appoint Edin Terzic as new head coach after departure of Marco Rose

Borussia Dortmund fans at Borussia Park
Borussia Dortmund fans celebrating a goal. Photo: suesun / Pixabay (

Edin Terzic has been announced as the new first-team head coach of Borussia Dortmund on a three-year deal.

Terzic managed the squad on an interim basis during the 2020-21 season, before they appointed Marco Rose.

The 39-year-old was initially brought in as Lucien Favre’s assistant last season before taking over after the Swiss manager was sacked.

While he was in charge, Terzic led Dortmund to 20 wins in 32 games and helped the German club to their first DFB Pokal triumph since 2017.

As Rose was already appointed prior to Terzic winning the German Cup, he was appointed as a technical director going into the 2021-22 season. Rose left the club after one season in charge.

Dortmund are rebuilding following the departure of Rose and Erling Haaland. They have signed Nicklas Sule, Nico Schlotterbeck, Karim Adeyami and Salih Ozcan.

Terzic said (via Twitter): “By now, people should how important BVB is in my life. I would like to sincerely thank Aki Watzke, Michael Zorc, and Sebastian Kehl for their trust and this great responsibility. We will give everything every day for the success of the club.”

Terzic began his coaching career in the youth academy at Dortmund. He was a scout and assistant coach between 2010 and 2013 and reported to then Dortmund boss, Jurgen Klopp.

He has also worked under Slaven Bilic at both Besiktas and West Ham as an assistant manager after the pair built a relationship when working together for Croatia during Euro 2012, where Terzic was a pre-game opponent analyst.