Bundesliga News: Dortmund assistant coach Hermann retires due to health reasons

    Borussia Dortmund assistant coach Peter Herrmann resigned from his position and ended his long career for health reasons.

    The respected 70-year-old was appointed to Borussia Dortmund in June by one of Edin Terzic’s behind-the-scenes employees.

    Herman has spent over three decades coaching German football, appearing on the touchline for over 1,000 games in the Bundesliga, Second Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal.

    He previously worked as an assistant at Bayern Munich twice, where he played a part in the club’s famous treble with Jupp Heynckes in the 2012-13 season.

    Dortmund announced in a statement on its official website on Wednesday that Herrmann had left his position immediately.

    “Peter asked us to release him for health reasons. It goes without saying that we have fulfilled his wish,” said Borussia sporting director Sebastian Kehl.

    “Last summer we were incredibly happy that Peter – although at the time it was not part of his personal life plans – decided to spend another year in professional football with the BVB.

    “In it, we lose not only an experienced, technically excellent coach, but also a wonderful person.”

    Hermann also enjoyed spells in the dugout with Bayer Leverkusen, Schalke, Hamburger SV Nuremberg and Fortuna Düsseldorf.

    “My time at BVB was short but very stressful,” said Hermann. “I have begun to appreciate this club, the team and the whole environment over the past few months.

    “I liked working at a club that loves and lives football so much. Unfortunately, I am not allowed to work longer in Dortmund because health always comes first.”

    Dortmund, who are sixth in the Bundesliga after 15 matches, have confirmed they are looking for Herman’s successor and a decision will be made in the coming weeks.

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