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Breaking: Borussia Dortmund appoint Lucien Favre as new manager

Former Borussia Monchengladbach & Nice manager Lucien Favre has been appointed the new head coach at Borussia Dortmund, signing a two-year contract with the club.

The Swiss replaces Peter Stoger who was only appointed on a six-month contract last December.

His move paves the way for Patrick Vieira to take over at the south of France club in what will be his first management job in Europe.

Favre has also managed four clubs in his homeland as well as Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach in Germany.

Favre, 60, said: “Coaching Borussia Dortmund is an exciting task that I’m delighted to take on.

“I’d like to thank the directors for the faith they’ve shown in me.

“We’ll now work together on the new team.

“BVB is one of the most interesting clubs in Europe and I’m looking forward to returning to the Bundesliga, which I know extremely well and always kept an eye on during my two years in Nice.”

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