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Borussia Dortmund appoint Peter Bosz as their new head coach

Peter Bosz has been appointed as the new head coach of Borussia Dortmund, the club announced on Tuesday.

The 53-year-old signed a two-year contract until 30 June 2019 on Tuesday.

Bosz spent last season in charge of Ajax, whom he led to second in the Eredivisie and runners-up to Manchester United in the final of the Europa League. In his only season at Ajax, Bosz drew praise for an exciting brand of football with a young group of players.

The former Vitesse and Maccabi Tel Aviv boss takes over from Thomas Tuchel, whose strained relationship with Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke ultimately cost him his job.

Tuchel led BVB to third in the Bundesliga, holding off the challenge of Hoffenheim to ensure automatic qualification to the next edition of the Champions League.

Dortmund were heavily linked with a move for Nice coach Lucien Favre, who built an impressive reputation for himself in Germany by turning Borussia Monchengladbach into consistent top-four challengers.

However, the Ligue 1 side issued a statement insisting the Swiss coach would not be allowed to leave Allianz Riviera.

(Additional reporting by Goal)