Three coaches who could take over if Borussia Dortmund decide to part ways with Edin Terzic in the summer

During yet another international break, the pressure mounts on Edin Terzic's future. Who could possibly replace the boyhood BVB fan in the summer if he is given his marching orders?

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Nuri Sahin

It shocked many fans to see Nuri Sahin return to Borussia Dortmund as an assistant coach in January. The former Turkish international racked up 274 appearances and won a Bundesliga title during the golden era of Jürgen Klopp as a player. Not only did Sahin ply his trade under one illustrious manager across his career, but rather three - with José Mourinho and Carlo Ancelotti being the others during his stint at Real Madrid.

In the day to day life of a footballer, perhaps the knowledge of these footballing brains was collated by Sahin. Later, he would abruptly retire in Turkey at Antalyaspor to take over as their head coach. Under the lights, he guided his team to an impressive seventh place finish in 2021/22, followed by a steady 13th place in 2022/23.

The main features of Sahin’s Antalyaspor team were that they pressed high, focused highly on possessional play and were entertaining in the process. A base of 4-2-3-1, and a 3-2-5 formation in attack was used by him.

The statistics never really showed truly how well the team adjusted to Şahin Ball, but it could be argued that it was beginning to up until last Christmas, as they were in eighth place in the Super Lig. That came to a halt when Sahin received a call from the Westfalenstadion to return to Borussia Dortmund.

Therefore, the conspiracy theories can be wondered. Was Sahin promised the head coach role at some point in the near future? It makes little sense to leave as manager of a team he had his blueprints all over just for an assistant coach gig. Or is it something less sinister, such as Sahin joining Borussia Dortmund in order to gain the experiences in his way to obtaining his UEFA Pro License to one day manage in the Bundesliga?

If Borussia Dortmund were to opt for a more established name, that would probably result in Sahin leaving the club for a fourth time - especially if the new man decided to bring along his own #2. So there is clearly a decision to be made as to the pathway the club will take with the former midfielder.