"We will train together today and tomorrow and the first thing will be to talk about the current problems," said Stoeger at Sunday's press conference. "We want to bring some more empathy back into the group." Stoeger, who steered Cologne to fifth in the Bundesliga last season before a disastrous winless start to 2017/18, flew straight from Vienna to Germany after being contacted by Dortmund's CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke on Saturday night. The call caught Stoeger by surprise.
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. Detailed report will follow. pic.twitter.com/CBs4quXFfL— Borussia Dortmund (@BVB) December 10, 2017
"I wasn't planning on this, but the call changed everything," said the Austrian. "You only get a chance like this once in your life and now we have to see if we can make everyone happy." Dortmund have given Stoeger, 51, a contract until the end of the season a week after he was released by Cologne.
BREAKING: Dortmund sack coach Peter Bosz after just one win since end of September.— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) December 10, 2017
Former Cologne boss Peter Stoger appointed until the end of the season.https://t.co/yX17qNtX9D pic.twitter.com/wbY6pBVswo
Does Dortmund boss Peter Bosz sound like a man resigned to his fate? pic.twitter.com/uuD8hAbbAZ— Goal (@goal) December 10, 2017