Dortmund hint at personal issues for Tuchel exit

Borussia Dortmund sporting director Michael Zorc has hinted that personal issues between the club and Thomas Tuchel, led to the 43-year-old's departure.

Despite leading BVB to an automatic UEFA Champions League place with a third place finish and winning the DFB-Pokal Cup, Dortmund and Tuchel somewhat surprisingly decided to part ways.

Zorc told Kicker that the decision had been made earlier in the campaign, and that it was seemingly due to personal reasons on both sides.

He said, "The separation was the result of a longer process. The task was mainly to complete the season with Thomas Tuchel as much as possible in our daily work – and to achieve our goals, which we did well despite the unrest.

"We lacked the confidence to work together successfully in the future and to be able to go on to the new season further."

Meanwhile, Ajax boss Peter Bosz and Nice head coach Lucian Favre are said to be among the candidate's to take over from Tuchel ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

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