Favre’s sacking rocks Dortmund, players
Lucien Favre’s sacking as Borussia Dortmund could have an adverse effect on the future of the club.
In football as has been the case, the cookie crumbles or shall we say, the axe falls, when a manager fails to deliver or bring his team to great heights.
A good example in a bad way is Favre. He was sacked after Dortmund were humiliated 5-1 by visiting promoted side Stuttgart in the Bundesliga last Friday.
BITTER PILL TO SWALLOW
The setback was seen as a bitter pill to swallow for Dortmund top honchos. The squad absorbed their third loss in five league games and saw them occupying fifth.
Favre’s ouster came at a time when the team set lofty goals this season. Now, those targets could be achieved the hard way, or worse, could not be done at all.
The 63-year-old Favre had been manager at Dortmund since the summer of 2018. During his 30-month tenure, he recorded the highest point average of all team coaches in history at 2.09.
However, sources close to the club said he never fully exploited the potential of the team.
Dortmund top brass need to fix the problem fast. As Favre exited, Dortmund top payers like Erling Haaland, Jadon Sancho and Gio Reyna could be looking for new teams in the near future, specifically in the coming summer.
So who is on the list of possible replacement for Favre?
HOT SEAT CANDIDATES
As of this writing, among those being eyed for the hot seat are Borussia Monchengladbach’s Marco Rose. Also on the radar are former Leipzig boss Ralf Rangnick and RB Salzburg’s Jesse Marsch.
As rumours hound concerning Dortmund’s new boss, the club said they will wait and see how things will shape up in the next few months.
In the meantime, as Dortmund try to regroup in the Bundesliga, they also want to put Favre’s sacking behind as they prepare to face Sevilla in the last-16 stage of the Champions League.
CONTEMPLATING ON THE FUTURE
Haaland, the team’s top scorer, and Reyna are seen to contemplate on their future with Dortmund depending on their stints in the Bundesliga and Champions League, whilst Sancho has long been eyed by Manchester United and other top squads.
What Dortmund need now is to find a new manager who can inject fresh enthusiasm and playing philosophy as well as a better tactical approach, traits believed Favre lacked whilst at the helm calling the shots.
Can Dortmund find a new manager possessing the aforementioned qualities? That we have to see.