Marco Rose has been sawed off again after just one year in Dortmund. And that after a season that wasn’t good, but it wasn’t bad either. At BVB, however, they don’t give him time because they are obsessed with misconceptions.
You’ve done it again. Those responsible at BVB have fired another coach. And not because he would do a particularly bad job. Marco Rose scored an average of 1.85 points per game. That’s a solid value. He was runner-up behind the uncatchable Bayern, next year Champions League again. One might think that the goal for the season has been reached.
But that’s no longer enough at BVB. The club keeps firing good and successful coaches because those responsible obviously have unrealistic expectations. With 2.12 points per game, Thomas Tuchel is still the most successful coach in the club’s history, but had to leave in 2017 after two years, even though he even won one of the rare titles at Borsigplatz with the DFB Cup.
The same goes for Edin Terzic. He took over from Rose for half a year, won a lot of games (points average 2.0) and also the DFB Cup, but still had to give way. After all, Terzic may be coming back to the coaching bench after a year at Rose, at least that’s the hottest rumor of the hour. But that doesn’t change the fact that he was unnecessarily dumped a year ago, on the contrary it underlines the point.
With 2.01 points, Lucien Favre even scored slightly more than Terzic, steered BVB steadily into the Champions League and, in his second year, was roughly on course. After an ugly and embarrassing 1: 5 against VfB Stuttgart, Favre was also roughly and surprisingly chased from the court.
BVB: If titles are not enough
All of these coaches have one thing in common: the bottom line is that they did a good job at BVB. In each of these seasons, Dortmund ended up on a CL place, the only clearly formulated goal for the season. Tuchel and Terzic even won titles, Rose was runner-up. None of them clearly failed. However, no one was given the time to build something, form a team, sign their own players and train them. None of them were allowed to work in peace.
One can only speculate about the reasons, but it seems that many BVB managers are still crying after Jürgen Klopp. The coaching giant coached the team for seven years from 2008 to 2015, won championships, doubles and led the team to the Champions League final. He was more than just a crowd pleaser, Signal Iduna Park was at his feet. It was a unique time. Presumably nobody will ever again achieve what Klopp achieved at BVB.
The trust thing
However, this realization does not seem to have caught on in the BVB management team. There is no other way to explain how coach after coach is burned and cut off. How no one is given the opportunity to build something of their own. In the seven years after Klopp, six coaches coached BVB, coach number seven is probably already in the starting blocks, who was probably already coach number five.
But even that won’t last long if BVB doesn’t say goodbye to its absurd wishes. Runner-up or cup winner can’t be too little to earn another year on the Dortmund bench. Watzke, Kehl and Co. have to give the next coach the necessary confidence so that he can form a team in peace. This can sometimes take longer than one season.
Incidentally, Jürgen Klopp finished sixth in his first season.