Peter Bosz has left Ajax to sign a two-year contract to coach Borussia Dortmund. - © © gettyimages / Lukas Schulze/Bongarts
Peter Bosz has left Ajax to sign a two-year contract to coach Borussia Dortmund. - © © gettyimages / Lukas Schulze/Bongarts
Bundesliga

Bosz steps in at Dortmund and targets success

New Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz believes he can guide the team to success after fulfilling an ambition to land a job in the Bundesliga.

The Dutchman was presented to media on Tuesday shortly after Dortmund had announced he had agreed to leave Ajax and join BVB on a two-year contract, succeeding Thomas Tuchel, who left after lifting the DFB Pokal.

"Dortmund are one of the biggest clubs in Europe. It's a great source of pride to coach this club," the 53-year-old said. "Germany is one of the biggest leagues in Europe along with Spain and England. It's really very big, and I'm really looking forward to coaching in it next season."

After taking up the job in summer 2016, Bosz guided Ajax to a runners-up finish in the Dutch league last season, ending just a point behind champions Feyenoord, while also steering his young team to the UEFA Europa League final where they were beaten by Manchester United.

Read: Ten things about Dortmund's new coach, Peter Bosz

The Dutchman's track record in Amsterdam, as well as the success he enjoyed as coach of Vitesse Arnhem and as technical director at Feyenoord, helped convince the Dortmund powers-that-be they had found their man. His preferred brand of football also fits snugly with the club's ambitions.

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