There is said to be growing criticism from within the Borussia Dortmund squad over Edin Terzic's tactics, and concerns have reportedly also been passed on to CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke.
The situation is tense at Borussia Dortmund ahead of the winter break, with the team's poor run of form in the Bundesliga leading to increasing pressure on those in charge. According to Sky Sport, more and more players are starting to lose faith in Edin Terzic's ability to turn things around and reservations over his pragmatic tactics are increasing within the squad.
The report adds that Borussia Dortmund's leading players approached Terzic to change his defensive approach following defeat to Stuttgart in the DFB-Pokal.
Concerns over the team's tactical issues were also reportedly expressed by the players to Hans-Joachim Watzke, even if this was denied by the BVB CEO. Watzke is one of Terzic's biggest supporters, and wants to keep the head coach at the club. A coaching change is thus unlikely during the winter break.
Borussia Dortmund sporting director Sebastian Kehl has also seemingly come under criticism due to the poor composition of the squad. Those in charge are set to conduct their mid-season analysis following BVB's home game against Mainz 05 on Tuesday. Reports of a tense relationship between Terzic and Kehl have been rife in recent months.
It remains to be seen just how much truth there is to this rumour. But with Borussia Dortmund out of the Bundesliga title race, external and internal criticism is starting to rise. And Edin Terzic certainly has his task cut out as he looks to get his team back on track.