Borussia Dortmund chief scout Markus Pilawa linked with Hertha BSC

Markus Pilawa, the chief scout at Borussia Dortmund, is rumoured in several newspapers in Germany including Kicker to be considering a move to Hertha BSC. 

The role on offer with ‘Die Alte Dame’ as the club in the German capital are known would represent a promotion as he is rumoured to be being considered for the position of departing Sporting director Arne Friedrich. 

Pilawa who was previously with Bochum has been involved in identifying talents including Jude Bellingham, Erling Haaland and Giovanni Reyna.

Pilawa has been in post as BVB’s chief scout since taking over from Sven Mislintat, who moved to Arsenal, in 2017. 

Sky Germany first reported in mid-February that the first talks had taken place between Pilawa and Hertha director Fredi Bobic in October.

His contract in Dortmund runs until 2023 but Pilawa is not believed to be looking to continue in the department which is headed up by Michael Zorc, who will after 25 years in post will be handing over the sporting leadership to Sebastian Kehl in June.

Ben McFadyean

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