Dortmund name Lucien Favre as new head coach

Bundesliga side Borussia Dortmund have appointed Swiss manager Lucien Favre as their new head coach who will take charge at the Signal Iduna from June 30th, 2018.

Lucien Favre Borussia Dortmund
Lucien Favre will leave his post at Ligue 1 side Nice to take over as head coach of Borussia Dortmund

Borussia Dortmund announced the news on the clubs official website today, confirming the news that Favre, the 60-year-old Swiss tactician will be leaving his post at Ligue 1 side Nice to take over at Dortmund from June 30th.

Dortmund sporting director and former player told the BVB website: “The appointment of Lucien Favre as coach is an important aspect of our fresh sporting start this summer. He’s highly regarded by us for the technical qualities that he demonstrated in impressive style many times throughout his spells with Hertha BSC and Monchengladbach in the Bundesliga, and more recently with Nice.”

Favre who has previously managed Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach is no stranger to the Bundesliga having spent seven years in the German top flight with both clubs.

Since 2016 the former Switzerland international manager has been managing Nice in France and turned the small French side into a top half team.

After the appoint Lucien Favre told the BVB website: “Coaching Borussia Dortmund is an exciting task that I’m delighted to take on. I’d like to thank the directors for the faith they’ve shown in me. We’ll now work together on the new team. BVB is one of the most interesting clubs in Europe and I’m looking forward to returning to the Bundesliga, which I know extremely well and always kept and always kept an eye on during my two years in Nice.”

Favre will now take charge of Dortmund ready in time for the start of pre-season. Expect there to be a few more new faces when the Bundesliga season kicks off again in August.