Borussia Dortmund are getting the band back together in their search for glory

Jürgen Klopp’s Borussia Dortmund side was among the most successful in the club’s history, winning back-to-back Bundesliga titles in 2011 and 2012 while also reaching the 2012/13 UEFA Champions League final. Now, on the back of another appearance in European club football's showpiece fixture, Die Schwarzgelben are getting the band back together in a bid to return to the Bundesliga summit...

Jul 8, 2024 - 16:00
Borussia Dortmund are getting the band back together in their search for glory

Edin Terzić's decision to leave Dortmund at the end of the 2023/24 campaign caused shockwaves. After all, BVB had just played in only their third Champions League final, a year after narrowly missed out on the Bundesliga title in 22/23, dropping down to second on the final day. Terzić also won the DFB Cup in 2020/21 as interim boss and his longstanding connection with club, from standing on the terraces as a supporter to occupying a number of different official roles, indicated that he was perfectly suited to the job.

However, his exit has allowed another man with deep Dortmund roots to take the reins in Nuri Şahin. The midfielder joined the club as a 13-year-old in 2011 and became the then youngest Bundesliga player in history when he made his debut against Wolfsburg, aged 16 and 334 days. Across three spells, the Turkey international made over 250 appearances in all competitions, winning the league title in 2011 prior to a move to Real Madrid, before returning to lift the DFB Cup in 2017.

“It means the world to me – my connection to this club, to this city,” said Sahin upon his appointment. “I invested everything in trying to become a good coach in order to fulfil this dream. Today is the day I get this great opportunity and I'm delighted about it.”

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