David Odonkor: Borussia Dortmund's decision to sack Marco Rose was a mistake

Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Marco Rose
Former Borussia Dortmund head coach Marco Rose / INA FASSBENDER/GettyImages

Former Borussia Dortmund winger David Odonkor believes that the club should never have parted ways with Marco Rose.

It has been a very difficult season so far for Borussia Dortmund, who find themselves in fifth place in the Bundesliga standings and are already out of the DFB-Pokal. The pressure seems to be immense on Edin Terzic, even though it has been decided that he will stay on as head coach for the foreseeable future.

David Odonkor is of the opinion that those in charge did not do a good job of reinvesting the money they received from the sale of Jude Bellingham in the summer. The 39 year old also feels that the club made a big mistake by parting ways with Marco Rose in 2022.

Odonkor, who made 90 appearances for Borussia Dortmund from 2002 to 2006, said in an interview with Reviersport, "BVB sold Jude Bellingham and made 100 million euros. At the end of the day, it has to be said that the money was not reinvested well."

"I also cannot understand the difference in BVB's performances in the Champions League and the Bundesliga. The team shows how much potential it has in the Champions League and then little of it can be seen in the Bundesliga. The coach also has to question himself."

"I still find it bitter what happened with Marco Rose at BVB. He had a good season and was still let go. They would have had the right coach in him. He played the kind of football that the Dortmund fans and the region wanted. It was a mistake to sack him. That's my opinion."

Edin Terzic came ever so close to leading Borussia Dortmund to their first Bundesliga title since 2012 last season, but his sophomore season as permanent head coach has not gone to plan so far. He will desperately hope to turn things around after the winter break, and get the team back on track.

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