After leading a youthful Ajax to the penultimate spots of both the local Eredivisie and the international Europa League, Peter Bosz decidedto leave for more challenging terrains with his next destination being Germany.
The Dutchman was appointed to take over from the sacked Thomas Tuchel after the former Dortmund coach did the unthinkable act of picking up a grouse with the man that paid his bills.
Peter Bosz’s latest sojourn mirrors perfectly with the very same tone his not too long ago coaching career has taken. First it was a couple of lower tier Eredivisie outfits and then Vitesse where he made a huge mark taking a bunch of callow youths mainly made up of a large number of Chelsea reserves on loan rising from the almost absurd deal that has turned the Dutch side into a feeder team for the current EPL title holders.
Bosz’s men impressed so much enough to make Ajax go against the age long tradition of signing only managers whose roots tied to the Amsterdam side during their playing days. From Louis van Gaal to Frank de Boer,de Godenzonenhave maintained the tradition of handing the reins of their beloved club to hands they felt knew the club in and out.
Bosz’s case was different. As a player, Feyenoord was his team but luckily for Ajax that did not deter him from lifting the club to respectable heights even if the season ended with no trophy.
However in taking the Dortmund job meant the 53-year old has decided to maintain the very tone his trajectory up the football manager life has taken even in the prospect of facing the failure to replicate the kind of magic that works in Netherlands in Germany, just like Frank de Boer failed to replicate his in Italy.
We can only wish Peter the best of luck