Borussia Dortmund have relieved with head coach Marco Rose after just a single season in charge at Westfalenstadion as a result of underachievement.

Marco Rose led the BVB team to a second place finish in the Bundesliga, eight points behind Bayern Munich. Borussia Dortmund also got knocked out of the DFB-Pokal in the last 16 by second-tier St Pauli.

In Europe, BVB fell to the Europa league after finishing third on goal difference in their Champions League group. BVB eventually lost out to Aribo’s Rangers at the Round of 32 in the Europa league.

The club confirmed Rose’s departure on Friday, with CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke emphasizing that the mutual respect between both parties still remains great.

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“This day is not an easy one for any of us, because the mutual respect among each other was, is and remains great. After a season that was unsatisfactory for various reasons, we had to realize that we didn’t get the most out of our opportunities in many areas,” Watzke said.

Rose himself added: “Despite a difficult season with many imponderables, I was convinced of our path. During our conversation I got the impression that the 100% conviction of all those responsible is no longer there. Ultimately, we therefore decided together to end the collaboration.”