VAN MARWIJK CONFIRMS DORTMUND DATE

Bert van Marwijk heads the list of candidate’s for the recently freed-up coach’s job at Borussia Dortmund. The 52-year-old told this website Sunday that he has already met with the Germans. ‘It’s true that I have had a good talk with the Dortmund management,’ says Van Marwijk. The Dutchman is expected to get back round the table with Borussia next week and may find himself in German employment fairly soon. He’s take over from outgoing coach Matthias Sammer, who is said to be close to reaching agreement with VFB Stuttgart.

Van Marwijk admitted last Friday that he’d been in contact with 'a club with potency, a club that I am right behind.’ The former Champions League winners had a frustrating season finishing sixth and outside the Uefa Cup places. The club will now attempt to qualify for Europe through the Intertoto tournament in the summer, so a quick appointment would appear to be in the interest of Borussia, who made the final of the Uefa Cup only two years ago, to be beaten by … Feyenoord.

If Van Marwijk does take over at the Ruhr club, he’ll most likely be faced with a rebuilding task, as stars like Koller and Rosicky look set to quit Dortmund, which is battling with a huge debt.

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