Following Bundesliga’s last Gameweek, and, consequently, Borussia Dortmund’s last season game, the Yellow & Black have made a controversial announcement. That’s because, on the opposite of what fans were expecting, the club’s board have confirmed that Swiss manager Lucien Favre will remain commanding Dortmund for the upcoming season.
This comes right after they announced Paris Saint-Germain’s Thomas Meunier for the next season as well.
If you take Favre’s raw numbers ahead of the Signal Iduna Park team, it may come as a surprise that he’s disliked by most of the fans. But there’s a reason for that, as Favre’s team is known as dropping points at must-win games, mainly against Bayern Munich.
It’s unanimous consent in Germany that Dortmund should have won the 2018/19 Bundesliga season when they were at the top of the League, but ended up getting dropped out to second to Bayern Munich in the final Gameweeks.
The way the title was lost made the crowd push for Favre’s departure. The club’s board, however, chose to keep the Swiss manager and still invested heavily, bringing the likes of Julian Brandt, Thorgan Hazard, Mats Hummels, Schulz, Emre Can, and Erling Haaland. However, even with a well-reinforced team, at no time did Dortmund effectively fight for the German title, limiting themselves to only running for the league’s second-place.
With a weak performance also at the German Cup, reaching only the round of 16, falling short to Werder Bremen, and also another heavy defeat against PSG in the UEFA Champions League in that game at the Parc des Princes that marked the begin of Football stoppage due to the pandemic.
There were better names in the market, such as Ajax’s Erik ten Hag. However, maybe Favre can surprise us and finally end Bayern’s Bundesliga supremacy.