Borrusia Dortmund have announced that Lucien Favre will be the club’s new coach for the 2018/2019 season.
Favre, who is the coach of Nice in the French Ligue 1, will sign a two-year deal with the German club. It is reported that Dortmund has triggered the €3 million release clause in the Swiss manager’s contract with Nice.
Michael Zorc, Dortmund’s sporting director in an official statement said, “Signing Lucien Favre as our coach is an important part of our sporting reboot this summer.
“He is high in our estimation for his skills, which he has shown off several times at Hertha Berlin and Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, and also at Nice.”
Describing Dortmund as an “attractive challenge”, Favre said he is delighted to manage one of the “most interesting teams” in Europe.
He said, “Coaching Dortmund is an attractive challenge, and I am pleased to tackle it,” he said. “I want to thank those in charge for the trust they put in me.
“We will now begin to work on a new team together. BVB are among the most interesting clubs in Europe, and I am looking forward to my Bundesliga return.”
Favre returns to the Bundesliga after previous stints at Hertha Berlin and Borrusia Monchengladbach.