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Edin Terzic leaves Borussia Dortmund after remarkable tenure at the German club

Edin Terzic has announced his departure from Borussia Dortmund, ending a memorable chapter marked by a DFB-Pokal victory and a Champions League final appearance. Terzic, who has spent a decade with the club, believes it's time for new leadership to guide Dortmund into its next phase.

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First Published Jun 13, 2024, 5:53 PM IST

In a heartfelt message to fans, Edin Terzic, the charismatic coach of Borussia Dortmund, has announced his departure from the club. "Dear Borussians, even though it pains me greatly right now, I want to inform you that as of today, I will be leaving BVB. It was a tremendous honour to lead this great club to a DFB-Pokal victory and recently to a Champions League final," Terzić stated, marking the end of an era for the iconic German football club.

Terzić’s tenure at Dortmund has been nothing short of remarkable. His journey began over a decade ago, initially joining the club’s coaching staff and later taking on the role of head coach. Under his leadership, BVB achieved significant milestones, including a triumphant DFB-Pokal win and a memorable run to the Champions League final.

The announcement follows Dortmund's recent appearance in the Champions League final at Wembley, a testament to Terzić's tactical acumen and inspirational leadership. Reflecting on this achievement, Terzić said, "After our final in Wembley, I asked the management for a conversation because, after ten years at BVB, including five years in the coaching team and two and a half years as head coach, I feel that the upcoming restart should be led by a new person."

Terzić's decision to step down underscores his deep commitment to the club’s future. Recognizing the need for fresh leadership to steer Dortmund through the next phase of its journey, he chose to prioritize the club's long-term success over his own tenure. This selfless act reflects the profound respect and love he has for Borussia Dortmund.

Throughout his time at Dortmund, Terzić has been more than just a coach; he has been a symbol of passion, dedication, and resilience. His connection with the players, staff, and fans created a cohesive and spirited team environment, propelling Dortmund to new heights. The DFB-Pokal victory remains a cherished memory, showcasing Terzić’s ability to lead and inspire his team to greatness.

As Dortmund looks ahead to a new chapter, Terzić’s departure leaves a lasting legacy. His impact on the club will be remembered not only for the trophies won but also for the indomitable spirit and unity he fostered within the team. The search for his successor will undoubtedly be challenging, as finding someone who can match Terzić’s dedication and vision will be no easy task.

Borussia Dortmund's fans, known for their unwavering support and loyalty, will forever hold Terzić in high regard. His contributions to the club’s rich history have cemented his place as a beloved figure in the hearts of Borussians worldwide.

In closing his farewell message, Terzić expressed his gratitude and love for the club and its supporters. "Leading this great club has been the honour of a lifetime. I will always cherish the memories and the bonds we have formed. Thank you, Borussians, for everything. Until we meet again."

As Edin Terzić bids farewell to Borussia Dortmund, his legacy will continue to inspire future generations of players and coaches. The club embarks on a new journey, but the mark Terzić has left on Dortmund’s history will remain indelible.

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