Edin Terzic has admitted that his future as Borussia Dortmund head coach is not in his hands after failure to beat Mainz 05 on Tuesday.
Borussia Dortmund extended their winless run across all competitions to six matches on Tuesday evening as they ended their 2023 with a 1-1 draw at home to Mainz 05. It was another underwhelming performances from the Black and Yellows, who now find themselves in serious danger of missing out on a spot in the top four.
The Black and Yellows' poor run of form in recent weeks has led to plenty of criticism of Edin Terzic. The 41 year old has come under fire from supporters, and even the players have reportedly expressed concerns over his pragmatic tactics. Terzic was asked about his future after the draw against Mainz. He stated that he has a contract until 2025, but added that how long he stays at the club is not up to him.
"I signed a contract until 2025," Terzic told Sat.1 "In doing so, I made it clear how much I want to stay at this club and for how long. It's not me who decides how long I stay here, but the management and the results. And the results in recent weeks have simply not been good, we know that. But we also know what we are capable of, and we need to work on it to get out of this results crisis."
Edin Terzic - who was a Borussia Dortmund supporter growing up - was appointed permanent head coach following Marco Rose's departure last year. He came ever so close to leading the team to the Bundesliga title last season. However, things have not gone according to plan so far this season.
Terzic still retains the support of Hans-Joachim Watzke. But it will be interesting to see how the club's internal analysis of the first half of the season goes in the coming days.