Borussia Dortmund Sack Manager Lucien Favre

Borussia Dortmund have sacked manager Lucien Favre following Saturday’s 5-1 thrashing by Stuttgart.

The 63-year-old Swiss Favre led the club into the last 16 of this season’s Champions League after they finished top of their group but has paid the price for Dortmund’s poor domestic form.

The defeat to Stuttgart, which was a third in five league games for Dortmund, left them fifth in the Bundesliga and five points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Favre had been in charge at Dortmund since leaving French club Nice in July 2018 and led them to second in the league last season.

Dortmund said that assistant coach Edin Terzic has been appointed as interim manager until the end of the current season.