Soccer News: Edin Terzic hired as new head coach of Borussia Dortmund

Edin Terzić in 2014. By Ultraslansi – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, https

May 23, 2022

Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund has filled the vacant position of head coach internally: Edin Terzic (39), last year’s interim coach cup winner and most recently Technical Director of the Black and Yellows, will coach the professional squad from next season. Terzic will sign a contract dated until June 30, 2025 tomorrow.

“We had several intensive discussions with Edin Terzic last weekend and are convinced that this personnel decision is the right one for BVB. Edin knows our club, the environment, a large part of the team and knows about the adjustments we want to make in order to be able to offer our fans successful football. The 2022/23 season is marked by a new sporting beginning. We will drive this forward together with great joy and passion,” says the designated sports director Sebastian Kehl.

Edin Terzic emphasizes: “By now, many people should be aware of the special significance of BVB in my life. I would therefore like to thank Aki Watzke, Michael Zorc and Sebastian Kehl for their great trust and the transfer of this great responsibility. We will give everything every day for the success of the team and the entire club.”



Between 2010 and 2013, Terzić worked as a scout and assistant coach in the youth academy of Borussia Dortmund, reporting to then first team manager Jürgen Klopp. His older brother Alen also works as a scout for Borussia Dortmund and served as caretaker manager of Borussia Dortmund II during the 2019–20 Regionalliga West season.

Terzić was an assistant coach of Slaven Bilić at Beşiktaş between 2013 and 2015 and at West Ham United from 2015 to 2017. His collaboration with Bilić started in 2012, when Terzić drafted and delivered a pre-game opponent analysis for Croatia‘s group stage match against Republic of Ireland at Euro 2012. Satisfied with the analysis, Bilić offered him to join him as assistant coach at Lokomotiv Moscow, however, the deal eventually fell through. Bilić offered Terzić once again to join him at Beşiktaş and Terzić accepted the offer after consulting with Borussia Dortmund. He followed him to West Ham United in 2015, but left the club two years later when Bilić was sacked on 6 November 2017.

Since 2018, Terzić has held UEFA Pro Licence qualification, after graduating from an 18-month long course of The Football Association in England.

Terzić returned to Borussia Dortmund in 2018 as an assistant coach of the first team after the appointment of Lucien Favre as coach. He took charge of the team along with his colleague Manfred Stefes for the 2018–19 encounter against TSG 1899 Hoffenheim, as head coach Favre missed the match due to illness. After Favre was sacked following a 5–1 loss against VfB Stuttgart in December 2020, Terzić was appointed interim manager until the end of the 2020–21 season. On 13 May 2021, Terzić won the 2020–21 DFB-Pokal with Borussia Dortmund. He was succeeded on a permanent basis by Borussia Mönchengladbach manager Marco Rose.

Instead of returning to his position as assistant manager for the 2021–22 season, Terzić moved to the newly created position as technical manager. After Borussia Dortmund and Rose mutually agreed to part ways after the season concluded, Terzić was reappointed manager on a permanent basis, signing a contract until 2025.



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