Reeling Dortmund makes managerial change

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There’s often an American angle to our posts, and there may be no bigger one than this: Christian Pulisic now has a new manager, potentially altering the mindset of the most important player in U.S. Soccer.

Struggling Borussia Dortmund lost at Werder Bremen on Sunday, the final straw for Peter Bosz at the Westfalenstadion. The 54-year-old Dutchman’s stint ends at 24 matches overall and a 6W-4D-5L record in the Bundesliga.

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BVB dropped out of the UEFA Champions League in a perceived group of death with Tottenham Hotspur and Real Madrid, and now sits 13 points behind Bayern Munich in Bundesliga play (five out of second).

The initial release was straightforward enough:

Borussia Dortmund have today ended their cooperation with head coach Peter Bosz and appointed Peter Stöger as his successor. Hans Joachim Watzke, the Chief Executive Officer, cited the club’s current sporting plight as the reason behind the decision.

Stoger led Koln from 2.Bundesliga to the UEFA Champions League between 2013 and this season, fired last week after a horrible run. Koln bombed out of the UEFA Europa League and has yet to win in 14 league matches, but the 3-point season is not seen as indicative of Stoger’s class.