Marco Reus has rubbished reports claiming that he led a coup against Borussia Dortmund head coach Edin Terzic in a bid to get him sacked.
The first half of the season ended in disappointing fashion for Borussia Dortmund, as they went into the winter break with no wins in their last six matches. The poor run of results sparked pressure on Edin Terzic, and rumours went into overdrive about the head coach's relationship with the players.
One of the rumours that did the rounds was that Marco Reus was one of the "ringleaders" who complained to the BVB bosses against Terzic in an attempt to get him fired. The former club captain has now had his say on the claims, and he believes that the accusations are not only false, but they crossed a line.
In an interview with Sport1, Reus made it clear that there was no attempted coup against Terzic and added that the two share a strong relationship. "There was no attempted coup. Neither from me, nor from other players. It was hard to read that. And it also made me angry. I've experienced a lot in my career and I'm not really the type to let negative headlines get to me. But this accusation made me angry. It crossed a line for me and that's why I refuse to let it stand."
"We have a very close and good relationship. We often speak openly with each other. And I don't just do that in private, but also when we talk to Edin as a team council," Reus added.
Edin Terzic managed to hold on to his job as Borussia Dortmund head coach following the club's end of year analysis. He will now hope to turn things around and help BVB qualify for next season's UEFA Champions League.