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Austrian coach Peter Stoeger talks to the media at a press conference of Borussia Dortmund, where he is presented as the new head coach of the Bundesliga soccer club in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Borussia Dortmund displaced Dutch head coach Peter Bosz Saturday after a defeat against Werder Bremen. Stoeger was dismissed as head coach of FC Cologne earlier this month. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Austrian coach Peter Stoeger talks to the media at a press conference of Borussia Dortmund, where he is presented as the new head coach of the Bundesliga soccer club in Dortmund, Germany, Sunday, Dec. 10, 2017. Borussia Dortmund displaced Dutch head coach Peter Bosz Saturday after a defeat against Werder Bremen. Stoeger was dismissed as head coach of FC Cologne earlier this month. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Borussia Dortmund Fires Peter Bosz as Manager, Appoints Peter Stoeger

DORTMUND, Germany (AP) Borussia Dortmund sacked Peter Bosz as coach after managing just one win in 13 games across all competitions and named former Cologne coach Peter Stoeger as his replacement on Sunday.

Stoeger was sacked as Cologne coach the previous Sunday after his side failed to win any of its opening 14 Bundesliga games of the season.

The club said the 51-year-old Stoeger and his assistant coach Manfred Schmidt, who was also let go by Cologne, were signed until June 30, 2018.

''I'm delighted to be able to be coach of this team and in this stadium,'' said Stoeger, who joined Cologne in 2013 and led it to promotion from the second division in his first season.

Stoeger oversaw steady progress at Cologne, culminating in fifth place and Europa League qualification last season. But this season didn't go to plan.

Bosz's last game in charge of Dortmund was Saturday's 2-1 defeat at home to relegation-threatened Werder Bremen, a loss that stretched the side's winless run to eight games in the league.

''We decided yesterday evening in a talk with Peter Bosz that we're letting him go with immediate effect,'' Dortmund chief executive Hans-Joachim Watzke said. ''It was emotional.''

Dortmund previously had a 41-game unbeaten run at home, but since Leipzig inflicted a 3-2 loss on Oct. 14, the side slumped to two defeats and a draw at the Westfalenstadion. The draw came after squandering a four-goal lead to allow bitter rival Schalke to draw 4-4.

Bosz led Dortmund to its best-ever start in the Bundesliga with six wins and a draw from seven games and a league-high goal difference of 19. It led the league by five points after beating Augsburg 2-1 away on Sept. 30 but hasn't won since.

Now the side trails Bayern Munich by 13 points, a turnaround of 18 in just eight rounds.

Dortmund next faces a trip to Mainz in the Bundesliga on Tuesday.

''We're training today at 3 p.m. There's another training session tomorrow, then we'll make our way to the opponent,'' Stoeger said. ''For now it's about empathy and getting to know the team and the staff.''

Bosz, who led Ajax Amsterdam to the Europa League final and second place in the Dutch league last season, was hired in June as a replacement for Thomas Tuchel, sacked the week before despite winning the German Cup after falling out with club management.

Watzke and sporting director Michael Zorc were keen on Bosz's style of attacking football, continuing a mold started by Juergen Klopp, who won two successive Bundesliga titles, before it was refined under Tuchel, who took over in 2015.

The 54-year-old Bosz, a fluent German-speaker, signed a two-year contract with Dortmund. Watzke said at the time the club assumed it would be longer.

Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz before the match REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - December 9, 2017 Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz looks on REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - December 9, 2017 Borussia Dortmund coach Peter Bosz before the match REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen

Bremen defeat is my worst at Dortmund - Bosz

Peter Bosz admits Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen was the team's worst performance since he took over at the club.

Bremen defeat is my worst at Dortmund - Bosz

Peter Bosz admits Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen was the team's worst performance since he took over at the club.

Bremen defeat is my worst at Dortmund - Bosz

Peter Bosz admits Borussia Dortmund's 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen was the team's worst performance since he took over at the club.

Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz gives a press conference after the Bundesliga match against Werder Bremen on December 9, 2017

Bosz braced for the boot as Dortmund lose again

After seeing his side lose 2-1 at home to Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen, the under-fire coach admitted that his days at the helm may be numbered

Bosz braced for the boot as Dortmund lose again

After seeing his side lose 2-1 at home to Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen, the under-fire coach admitted that his days at the helm may be numbered

Bosz braced for the boot as Dortmund lose again

After seeing his side lose 2-1 at home to Bundesliga strugglers Werder Bremen, Peter Bosz admitted his time at Borussia Dortmund may be up.

Schmelzer slams 'really s**t' showing from 'joke' Dortmund

After his side suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen, captain of the out-of-sorts Bundesliga side did not hold back in his assessment

Schmelzer slams 'really s**t' showing from 'joke' Dortmund

After his side suffered a shock 2-1 defeat to Werder Bremen, captain of the out-of-sorts Bundesliga side did not hold back in his assessment

Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - December 9, 2017 Werder Bremen fans let off smoke bombs and wave flags before the match REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050 TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

Schmelzer slams 'joke' Dortmund performance

After his side suffered a shock 2-1 loss at the hands of Werder Bremen, Borussia Dortmund captain Marcel Schmelzer did not hold back.

Aubameyang scores as Borussia Dortmund suffer shock Werder Bremen defeat

Aubameyang scores as Borussia Dortmund suffer shock Werder Bremen defeat

Aubameyang scores as Borussia Dortmund suffer shock Werder Bremen defeat

Aubameyang scores as Borussia Dortmund suffer shock Werder Bremen defeat

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen fans cheer for their team during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt smiles during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attends the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt smiles during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt smiles during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt and Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attend the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt and Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attend the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen fans cheer for their team during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt and Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attend the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attends the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attends the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attends the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's Marcel Schmelzer reacts after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attends the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attends the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attends the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund's head coach Peter Bosz attends the press conference after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund players (L-R) Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Marc Bartra, and Marcel Schmelzer react after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Dortmund players (L-R) Sokratis Papastathopoulos, Marc Bartra, Andre Schuerrle, and Marcel Schmelzer react after the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen

Soccer Football - Bundesliga - Borussia Dortmund vs Werder Bremen - Signal Iduna Park, Dortmund, Germany - December 9, 2017 Borussia Dortmund’s Mahmoud Dahoud in action with Werder Bremen’s Zlatko Junuzovic REUTERS/Thilo Schmuelgen DFL RULES TO LIMIT THE ONLINE USAGE DURING MATCH TIME TO 15 PICTURES PER GAME. IMAGE SEQUENCES TO SIMULATE VIDEO IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME. FOR FURTHER QUERIES PLEASE CONTACT DFL DIRECTLY AT + 49 69 650050

Dortmund (Germany), 09/12/2017.- Bremen's head coach Florian Kohfeldt gestures during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and SV Werder Bremen in Dortmund, Germany, 09 December 2017. (Rusia, Alemania) EFE/EPA/FRIEDEMANN VOGEL EMBARGO CONDITIONS - ATTENTION: Due to the accreditation guidelines, the DFL only permits the publication and utilisation of up to 15 pictures per match on the internet and in online media during the match.

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