news: Borussia Dortmund sack Peter Bosz after 12-game winless run
Borussia Dortmund have sacked coach Peter Bosz after their winless run stretched to 12 games in all competitions with defeat to Werder Bremen.
The club announced the news in a press conference on Sunday, carried on their social media channels just 24 games into the Dutchman's tenure.
Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: "Last night, in a conversation with Peter Bosz, we decided that we would release him with immediate effect. It was very emotional, but also respectful.
"On behalf of all at Borussia, I would like to thank Peter Bosz. We still consider him a great coach and person."
Bosz took over the Bundesliga club in the summer but, despite a strong start, their form has deserted them and he has come under increased pressure.
Saturday's 2-1 loss to Werder left Dortmund seventh in the Bundesliga, while they exited the Champions League after finishing third in Group H behind Tottenham and Real Madrid, failing to win a match in the group stages.
The club announced that former Cologne boss Peter Stoger would take charge of the team until the end of the season