Edin Terzić steps down as Borussia Dortmund head coach


Edin Terzić is no longer head coach of Borussia Dortmund, after the club confirmed he has offered his resignation.

Edin Terzić, 41, departs Dortmund having just guided them to the final of the UEFA Champions League, where the Bundesliga side came up short against Real Madrid.

In a video message to fans, Terzić stated: "Even though it really hurts, I want to inform you that I will leave BVB today. It was a huge honour to lead this club to a DFB Cup final and recently a Champions League final.

"After our final at Wembley, I asked the club bosses for a talk, because I've been at BVB for over 10 years now, with five as a coach and two-and-a-half as head coach, and I have the feeling that our new beginning should also come with someone new on the touchline. After intense discussions, my feeling hasn't changed. I wish Borussia Dortmund all the best. It's not goodbye, but till next time."

Watch: Terzić's message to Dortmund fans

Edin Terzić has offered his resignation as Borussia Dortmund head coach. - ADRIAN DENNIS

A boyhood BVB fan, Terzić oversaw 96 competitive fixtures over the last two seasons, which was his second spell in charge of the first team. He had previously been interim boss for seven months in the 2020/21 season, guiding Borussia to DFB Cup glory.

His overall record in charge of Die Schwarzgelben is 75 wins, 24 draws and 29 defeats from 128 fixtures. The Menden native guided the team to third in 2020/21 before dramatically missing out on the title on the final day of 2022/23 on goal difference. This season just gone saw BVB finish fifth but still qualify for the Champions League as their efforts – combined with other German clubs – on the European stage saw the Bundesliga earn an extra berth for the new-format competition in 2024/25.

Watch: Terzić cheered by the Yellow Wall at the end of 2022/23

New managing director for sport Lars Ricken stated: "I've worked with Edin for a long time in a spirit of trust during his time as youth coach, technical director and most recently as head coach. In all positions, it was a privilege for him to work for this club. Many conversations in the last few days have once again underlined this love and passion for BVB. Edin will always remain a Borussia and part of the BVB family."

CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke added: "Edin did an outstanding job during his time at BVB. We are all very grateful to him. Edin and I will always remain friends."

An announcement on Terzić’s successor will be made in due course. Dortmund will be heading to Japan as part of their pre-season before kicking off the new campaign in the DFB Cup against Phönix Lübeck on Saturday, 17 August. The Bundesliga season begins the following week. The fixture list will be released on 4 July.