Nuri Şahin (l.) is Borussia Dortmund's new head coach, replacing Edin Terzić (l.). - © Imago
Nuri Şahin (l.) is Borussia Dortmund's new head coach, replacing Edin Terzić (l.). - © Imago

Nuri Şahin succeeds Edin Terzić as Borussia Dortmund head coach


Nuri Şahin has replaced Edin Terzić as Borussia Dortmund head coach following the latter's surprise resignation.

Despite leading Dortmund to the 2023/24 UEFA Champions League final, Terzić stepped down on 13 June after two-and-a-half years in charge over two spells.

Şahin - a product of the BVB academy and former first-team player of over 250 appearances - is something of a ready-made replacement, though, having returned to the club in January to join Terzić’s coaching staff.

He has signed a three-year deal through to 30 June 2027.

"It's a huge honour for me to be Borussia Dortmund coach," said Şahin. "I want to thank all the responsible parties at the club for putting their faith in me. I'm really looking forward to the challenge at BVB. From day one, I'll give it all my energy and work with real passion to maximise out chances of success."

Şahin enjoyed two stints in Dortmund colours, winning the 2010/11 Bundesliga title under Jürgen Klopp. The former Real Madrid, Liverpool and Werder Bremen midfielder oversaw 92 matches at the helm of Turkey's Antalyaspor in his first senior coaching role, before lending his expertise to Terzić at the start of 2024. With his help, BVB climbed from sixth to fifth in the final Bundesliga standings, securing another season of Champions League football, thanks to their brilliant run to the final and the efforts of other German clubs in Europe.

"Nuri Şahin helped lead our team to the Champions League final last season. He knows from his experience as a player and co-coach how BVB functions and how to be successful," commented Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl. "He has a really good relationship with the team, thanks to his natural leadership skills and expertise, and he knows what we need to work on. He has our full support."

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Şahin's Dortmund begin pre-season training on 10 July, with a trip to Japan part of their preparations. Die Schwarzgelben face minnows Phönix Lübeck in the DFB Cup first round on 18 August, before kicking off their pursuit of a first Bundesliga title since 2011/12 a week later. The fixture list will be released on 4 July.