Borussia Dortmund have parted company with their manager Peter Bosz after just seven months in charge.
Bosz was appointed in the summer after guiding Ajax Amsterdam to the final of last season’s UEFA Europa League (UEL) final.
He led Dortmund to the top of the table in the early part of the season before things fell apart under his watch.
A wretched run of no league wins since September led to his dismissal and the club has quickly announced his replacement in the form of former Cologne boss Peter Stoger until the end of the season.
Austrian tactician Stoger was sacked by Cologne last week after masterminding a winless start to the current league season.
On his new job, the 51-year old Stoger described it as “the opportunity of a lifetime”.
Confirming the dismissal of Bosz, Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said: “Last night, in a conversation with Peter Bosz, we decided that we would release him with immediate effect.”
“We parted on the best of terms and on behalf of all Borussia I would like to thank Peter Bosz. We still consider him a great coach and person.” he added.