Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that coach Peter Bosz will remain in charge for the immediate future.

By 90Min
November 27, 2017

Borussia Dortmund CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke has confirmed that coach Peter Bosz will remain in charge for the immediate future despite Saturday's collapse in the Ruhr derby.

BVB surrendered a four-goal lead to draw 4-4 against Schalke at the Westfalenstadion, leaving them without a win in nine games in all competitions.

Bosz has come under increasing pressure, but despite jeers from some Dortmund members at the club's annual general meeting on Sunday, Watzke has insisted the Dutchman will be given more time.

"I feel just as s***y as you all," said the CEO from the stage, quoted by Sport. "I have never experienced anything like that, but the problem is there is no magic solution."

Watzke added that Bosz and his side must shown signs of improvement in the coming days, and set a minimum expectation for the increasingly unpopular coach.

"I have a clear expectation of you, Peter, that you put everything to the test this week, turn every stone," he said. 

"We have to get back on track quickly. The Champions League qualification is the main thing."

Bosz himself condemned the capitulation of his team against Schalke, but revealed his intention to 'fight.'

"It is hard to analyse and to cope with that,'' said the former Ajax boss, quoted by ESPN. "You feel nothing but disappointment. When you lead 4-0 at the break, that cannot be allowed to happen.

"It is now up to me to rebuild the team. We have to continue to believe in ourselves, we have to shed the uncertainty. I am a fighter -- I was as a player and I am as a coach too. I am not giving up.''

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