Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen have appointed former Borussia Dortmund and Ajax coach Peter Bosz as their new manager.
Leverkusen currently sit ninth in the table and despite Heiko Herrlich securing a fourth win in five games in all competitions against Hertha Berlin on Saturday, the club have decided to relive him of his duties.
Bosz last managed in the division for BVB, though it was not a successful spell for him as he only lasted half a season, leaving Dortmund in mid-table and out of the Champions League before being axed last December.
However, he has been given another chance and will officially take over on January 4, before his first game after the winter break on January 19 against Borussia Monchengladbach at the BayArena.
“Heiko Herrlich gave our team an important boost last year after a very difficult season,” Leverkusen sporting director Rudi Voller said in a statement.
“Until the end we had the conviction and the will to make it with him as head coach. Unfortunately, a stagnation in the development of the team is no longer deniable.”
Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes added: “Bosz stands for offensive, fast-paced and inspiring football. “He has always shown a special passion for working with young players, that’s why he fits in very well with us.”Copyright © 2020 Completesports.com All rights reserved. The information contained in Completesports.com may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without the prior written authority of Completesports.com.