Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre signs contract extension with club until 2021

Berlin: Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre has extended his deal with the Bundesliga club by a year to 2021, the league runners-up said on Tuesday.

 Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund coach Lucien Favre signs contract extension with club until 2021

Under Lucien Favre, Borussia Dortmund finished second in the Bundesliga in the 2018-19 season. Reuters

The Swiss coach took over last year, leading them to second place in the league behind Bayern Munich.

Dortmund had a nine-point lead over the Bavarians midway through the season but had a disappointing start to 2019 and lost out to Bayern, who clinched their seventh straight league title on the final match day.

“He met expectations 100 percent,” said club CEO Hans-Joachim Watzke in a statement. “It is only natural that we want to form the future together.”

Dortmund also made the Champions League group stage, losing to eventual finalists Tottenham Hotspur in the last 16.

The 61-year-old Favre joined Dortmund from French club Nice. He had previously coach Borussia Moenchengladbach and Hertha Berlin in the Bundesliga.

Updated Date: Jun 18, 2019 20:05:50 IST