Steffen Baumgart quashes claims he could replace Edin Terzic at Borussia Dortmund

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Former FC Köln head coach Steffen Baumgart has denied claims that he could replace Edin Terzic at Borussia Dortmund.

Edin Terzic was given a stay of execution by the BVB bosses last week, and is set to stay on as head coach for the foreseeable future. But the pressure is high on the 41 year old following Borussia Dortmund's run of just one win in eight Bundesliga matches before the winter break.

Steffen Baumgart was one of the names mentioned in the media when Terzic's future was put into doubt. According to Köln-based tabloid Express, BVB CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke is a big fan of Baumgart. And the report adds that the 51 year old has also looked at houses in Dortmund in the recent past. But when asked about the claims, Baumgart told Express that they are "absolute nonsense."

Baumgart is out of a job after parting ways with FC Köln last week. He made a big impact during his two and a half years with the Billy Goats, but made the decision to leave with the team in the relegation zone after a difficult first half of the season.

While Edin Terzic will stay on as Borussia Dortmund head coach for now, his future could come into doubt once again if the team's struggles continue after the winter break. It remains to be seen if those in charge at the club really do view Steffen Baumgart as a potential replacement for Terzic. But the former Paderborn trainer is unlikely to have a shortage of offers in the coming months.

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