Borussia Dortmund losing a “great person” in Peter Hermann

Borussia Dortmund confirmed on Wednesday that assistant coach Peter Hermann (70) would be leaving the Bundesliga club with immediate effect.

“Peter has requested that he be allowed to leave for health reasons,” said sporting director Sebastian Kehl. “It goes without saying that we agreed to his wish.

“We were unbelievably happy last summer that Peter had decided to stay in professional football for an extra year and join BVB, even though this was not part of his personal life plan at that time. In losing him we’re losing not only an experienced, technically excellent coach but a great person too.”

BVB announced on June 7 the recruitment of Hermann to Edin Terzić’s coaching staff at the Signal Iduna Park. Hermann, who was a member of the Bayern Munich side that won the 2013 Champions League title and was a treble winner in Jupp Heynckes’ team that year, is one of the most respected coaches in German football.

Die Schwarzgelben confirmed that they will make a decision on a successor to Hermann in the coming weeks.

Preparation for the resumption of the Bundesliga is already well underway at Borussia Dortmund. During the World Cup, they went on a tour of Asia and on Wednesday, Gio Reyna, Karim Adeyemi and other players of nations eliminated from the World Cup returned to training.

In sixth and nine points behind leaders Bayern Munich, BVB start their Rückrunde with a game against Augsburg.

GGFN | Daniel Pinder

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