Lucien Favre has finally been unveiled as the new Borussia Dortmund manager.
Dortmund hired Lucien Favre from Nice eyeing consistency and to maintain their Champions League status, though CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke warned it would take “two transfer windows”
before they can aim for another Bundesliga title.
Having already been Dortmund’s top candidate to replace Thomas Tuchel last summer, Favre signed a two-year contract at the Westalenstadion in May to finally become their manager.
“It’s a big challenge,” Favre said at his unveiling on Friday. “When BVB comes calling, you can’t turn them down. That’s impossible.
It will be very exciting.”
Favre hopes that he can reestablish Dortmund as a dominant team on the pitch.
“My wish is that we bring through our match, beginning with the goalkeeper,” he said. “We must dominate the midfield, find those tiny gaps.
We must able to play very, very high. But we also must be able to play on the counter-attack. The opponents fear teams which can play on the counter.”
Dortmund have already made several changes to their squad, bringing in five new players in total so far and are likely to sign more, sporting director Michael Zorc confirmed.
Watzke warned that the new system will take some time.
“We don’t dream of a title, but we remain highly ambitious. Our goal will always be the Champions League qualification. We need to allow ourselves time. We need patience.”