Having appointed Edin Terzic as the new head coach, Borussia Dortmund have now finalised their coaching staff. Peter Hermann and Sebastian Geppert, the preferred candidates for the role, have been confirmed as the final members of the team.
Peter Hermann will be the experienced head in the new coaching team. With more than three decades in the professional game – during which he has deliberately worked mostly as an assistant coach – the 70-year-old has been involved in almost 1,000 matches in the top two national divisions and DFB-Pokal, and a further 200 games in European club competitions such as the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. Hermann joins the BVB coaching team as a Champions League winner, a serial German Bundesliga champion and a DFB-Pokal winner.
The 38-year-old Geppert already served as one of Terzic’s assistants in the 2020/21 season, in which the latter led the first team to DFB-Pokal victory and qualified for the UEFA Champions League while in interim charge. This brief spell of just under half a year aside, Geppert has been in charge of BVB’s U-17s since 2016 – a spell during which time they won the German B-Junior Championship once (2018) and finished as runners-up once (2019).