Michael Zorc has praised coach Lucien Favre for his “authentic” work. The BVB sports director also explained who played a crucial role in transfers. In addition, ex-coach Peter Bosz looked back on his time in Dortmund.
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BVB – Zorc praises Favre’s work: “Very authentic”
BVB sports director Michael Zorc has praised coach Lucien Favre for always staying true to himself at work. “Lucien is very authentic in his work. I don’t think he has changed significantly in the past two years,” said Zorc in the Welt am Sonntag about the Swiss who took over the coaching position in Dortmund before the 2018/19 season.
Zorc had already made it clear on Thursday that there are currently no discussions about the future of Favre. “Both sides – the club and the coach – have determined that we do not see the need for an extension of the contract at the moment. This is how we start the season, that has been agreed.”
At the earliest in the winter break, he wanted to sit down with Favre, whose contract expires after the end of the season. In this constellation, BVB tries to be “as successful as possible”, there is a “grown relationship of trust” between Zorc and Favre.
The former Gladbach and Nice coach secured the runner-up championship twice with the black and yellow team, but gambled away the championship that was believed to be safe in his debut season. Critics accuse him of a lack of playful development and the poor results in the cup competitions: In the DFB Cup, BVB already knocked out twice against Werder Bremen in the round of 16, and Borussia never got very far in the Champions League either.
BVB: Scouting department does “excellent work”
BVB has made a name for itself in the past few years with the commitment of European talents and has continued this with the transfer of 17-year-old Englishman Jude Bellingham. Zorc awards the scouting department the credit that players like Christian Pulisic, Jadon Sancho or Ousmane Dembele hit Dortmund.
“For years – and not only in the Bellingham case – our scouting department headed by Chief Markus Pilawa has done an excellent job. We have enormous expertise there. Especially through the implementation of the ‘Top Talents’ department, we were able to deal with almost everyone very early on outstanding young footballers around the world in the picture, “said Zorc the Picture on Sunday.
The division mentioned includes players between the U16 and U20. In these vintages, BVB scouts worldwide, in younger age groups only regionally. Through so-called overview scouting, Borussia has knowledge of all U15 to U19 national and youth league teams. Up to the travel restrictions due to the corona pandemic, BVB carried out up to 200 live sightings per month.
Dortmund has already achieved enormous transfer surpluses through the sale of youngsters Dembele and Pulisic. Dembele came from Rennes for 15 million in 2016 and was sold just a year later for a three-digit million sum. The same applies to Sancho: this cost just under eight million euros in 2017 and is now facing a move to Manchester United.
Dortmund: Peter Bosz talks about BVB failure
Ex-Dortmund coach Peter Bosz has interviewed the German press agency talked about his time with the black and yellow. “Of course I also questioned myself,” said the 56-year-old about his early end at BVB. “I was always self-critical as a player, even too much. I still analyze every game for four or five hours and I wonder not only what the players did, but also what I could have done differently.”
Still, this would not have thrown him off track. “I’ve had every conceivable criticism in my career. In Dortmund it was said that I only had one system and that I was too stubborn to stick to my style of play,” said Bosz. “Christoph Daum, on the other hand – with whom I have already exchanged ideas because his son Marcel is part of my coaching staff – told me: ‘When you started playing with five chains, I knew that things couldn’t go well. That was it no longer Peter Bosz. ‘ There are always different opinions. “
BVB: Borussia Dortmund’s summer schedule
|date||program||Location / opponent|
|30th July||Training start||BVB training center|
|10.-17. August||Training camp||Switzerland, Bad Ragaz|
|11.-14. September||Round DFB-Pokal||MSV Duisburg|
|18.-20. September||1st Bundesliga matchday||unknown|
|30. September||Supercup||Bayern Munich|
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