Nuri Sahin ready to give his all after fulfilling dream to become Borussia Dortmund head coach

Nuri Sahin
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Nuri Sahin has admitted that being appointed Borussia Dortmund head coach is a dream come true for him, and he is determined to adopt a style of play that represents the club and the city.

Following the shock resignation of Edin Terzic earlier this week, Borussia Dortmund moved swiftly to appoint Nuri Sahin as their new head coach. The 35 year old has signed a three year contract and will hope to lead the club to success in the Bundesliga next season.

Getting the Borussia Dortmund head coach job means the world to Sahin, who came through the club’s youth team ranks as a player and went on to make close to 300 first-team appearances. “It means the world to me - my connection to this club, to this city,” Sahin said in an interview with the club. “I invested everything in trying to become a good coach in order to fulfil this dream. Today is the day I get this great opportunity and I'm delighted about it.”

Terzic struggled to win over the BVB supporters with his pragmatic approach to matches. Sahin, on the other hand, wants to implement a playing style that reflects the club and the city.

“We want to be active, we want to have the ball, we want to dictate the direction of the game. There has to be hard work, suffering, laughter, tears - we'll put everything on the line. In the modern game, you simply have to cover everything. In the end, we want to make sure that we always score one more goal than our opponents.”

“I want the football we play to resonate with this city. Borussia Dortmund and the city of Dortmund stand for something. And I want people to recognise that every weekend when we are in our stadium.”

Nuri Sahin began his coaching career with Antalyaspor in 2021. After two strong seasons with the Turkish club, Sahin returned to Borussia Dortmund as an assistant coach in January. He has now been appointed head coach, and will have his sights set on ending the club’s 12 year Bundesliga title drought.