Terzic out of Dortmund, Fonseca in at AC Milan

June 14 – Edin Terzic has quit Champions League finalists Borussia Dortmund having asked the club “to terminate his contract with immediate effect”.

While Terzic (pictured) is out of Dortmund, Paulo Fonseca has been appointed head coach of AC Milan on a three-year contract.

Terzic’s departure from Dortmund is unexpected.

“After the game at Wembley, I asked for a meeting with the club’s senior management team, because after nine years at BVB – including six on the coaching staff and two and a half as head coach – I feel that the club’s new era should begin with a new man on the touchline,” said Terzic.

Terzic began at Dortmund’s academy between 2010 and 2013 before becoming Slaven Bilic’s assistant at Turkish club Besiktas.

He then joined Premier League side West Ham in 2015 with Bilic but left in November 2017, re-joining Dortmund as Lucien Favre’s assistant the following year.

In December 2020, Terzic was named interim boss until the end of that season and led the club to German Cup final success with victory over RB Leipzig.

Dortmund finished runners-up in the Bundesliga last season – missing out on the title after failing to beat Mainz on the final day of the campaign – and followed that up with a fifth-place finish this season.

Fonseca in at AC Milan

The Portuguese Fonseca joins AC Milan from LOSC Lille where he has been head coach since the summer of 2022, twice qualifying for European club competitions.

It will be his second stint in Italy having joined Roma in 2019 and taking them to a Europa League semi-final in 2021.

Fonseca began his coaching career in 2005 in Estrela da Amadora’s youth system before taking positions in the lower tiers of Portuguese professional football. He made his first appearance in a top-flight dug-out with Paços de Ferreira, with whom he qualified for the Champions League play-off round.

He joined Porto in 2013 and won the Supertaça, his first piece of silverware as a coach. Following a spell at Braga, who he guided to a Taça de Portugal title, he joined Shakhtar Donetsk where he won seven trophies and finished with a record of 103 wins in 139 matches.

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