Dortmund (dpa) – And suddenly, Edin Terzic is in the spotlight. Champions League draw, press conference, preparation for the match at Werder Bremen – all in a responsible position at Borussia Dortmund.
A demanding daytime schedule awaits the 38-year-old, who had been in the shadow of his boss Lucien Favre at the Bundesliga club 24 hours earlier.
But after the divorce from the Swiss, Terzic must quickly restore the imbalance at BVB. Only one point from the last three league games with the cracking 1: 5 against VfB Stuttgart as the low point, black and yellow are in danger of losing the connection with the top of the table in the Bundesliga.
Sports director Michael Zorc considers the goals of the season as “seriously in danger”. BVB cannot afford to lose points in Bremen on Tuesday (8.30 p.m.), otherwise the top trio – led by Bayer Leverkusen for FC Bayern Munich and RB Leipzig – would rush.
Terzic is relatively unknown in Germany. At BVB, the former regional league player worked on the youth team for years before working as an assistant coach for Besiktas Istanbul and West Ham United in the professional field. He is now supported by former U17 coach Sebastian Geppert and top talent coach Otto Addo.
With rapid successes under the new boss, BVB would also gain time in the upcoming search for a coach. After the long successful era of Jürgen Klopp (2008 to 2015), four footballers in Thomas Tuchel, Peter Bosz, Peter Stöger and Favre were already worn out.