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Sebastian Keel’s comments left room for interpretation. So Marco Rose is facing speculation about his future at Borussia Dortmund. Will he stay with the vice-champion?

An uproar over coach Marco Rose’s future Borussia Dortmund Future sports director Sebastian Keel wanted to catch up quickly.

After statements that were unwelcomely open to interpretation on a 3:1 (1:0) edge against SpVgg Greuther Fürth, Kehl nearly hit his target a day later and also signaled a new move in stalwart Erling Haaland.

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“I can clearly say that its wording was very unfortunate,” said the current license chief, qualifying his choice of words in Sport1’s ‘double pass’. When asked, Kiel emphasized that he considered this a clear commitment to Rose, even if he again indicated that he “still had a few things to discuss” with the current Eredivisie coach after the season.

She shrugged her shoulders and smiled slightly awkwardly, Rose speaking herself a word of strength after the sudden uproar the day before. “I’m still the coach of Borussia Dortmund next year and I’m really looking forward to that because I have an excellent relationship with my team, because I want to get a lot of things on the ground,” Rose said in a TV presenter. Sky after a Bundesliga match in Fürth, which eventually revolved around the coach as a person.

It depends on the choice of words

The question about his future made Rose uncomfortable. “What should I tell you about that? You’re trying to conjure up something,” said the Eredivisie coach and then referred to his relationship with the Borussia management team: “I, Sebastian Keel, Michael Zorc and Aki Watsky work together relative trust, not relative, but trust very much together.” It just depends on the choice of words.

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Kiel, who will replace Zorc as sporting director in the summer, did not make that correction initially. Before the 3-1 win over Fürth, when asked if Rose would still coach Dortmund next season, he answered twice that he assumed he would.

This statement opened up enough room for interpretation to spark an intense debate about Rose, who still has a contract at Dortmund until the summer of 2024.

Should he worry about his future at BVB? Rose immediately made an argument for himself and his business. “We got 66 points, that’s more than last season,” he said on the penultimate day, and he was of course right. Last season, Dortmund finished third with 64 points behind champions Bayern Munich and Leipzig.

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But Rose also repeatedly stated in his first season in Dortmund: “We were very disappointed in all the cup competitions.” He was eliminated from the round of 16 in the German Football Association Cup at the stadium of the second-tier club FC St. Pauli, and after the group stage of the Champions League with equal points with Sporting Lisbon, then he was eliminated in the knockout rounds of the European League against Glasgow Rangers.

This record is not the same as the BVB record. “We had a huge discrepancy,” Kiel said. After their last home game against Hertha Berlin, they will “make some transfer decisions and start the new season off big and be as ambitious as Borussia Dortmund, I promise you,” Rose declared before posing with fans to get photos and autographs at the Fuerther Stadium.

In his first season, he was unable to live up to the exhilarating expectations that were in him after his move from Borussia Mönchengladbach last summer. Rose knows that, too. He has repeatedly criticized the position of his professionals and thus cast doubt on the team’s structure.

BVB before the break

Change must move Borussia forward both nationally and internationally. National players Niklas Sule (FC Bayern Munich) and Nico Schlutterbeek (SC Freiburg) must strengthen the defense. The transfer of national striker Karim Adeyemi (Red Bull Salzburg) is imminent. “I suppose we’ll make progress with Karim this week,” Kiel said.

The future of super striker Haaland will also be decisive in the turmoil. The Norwegian remained goalless in Fürth, but Julian Brandt fired Dortmund with two goals to become the vice-champion. “I think we’ll have clarity next week,” Keel reported of the force’s imminent departure.

Haaland’s contract runs until the summer of 2024, but he could leave BVB this summer due to a termination clause for €75m. Manchester City’s Pep Guardiola is said to be already planning with him. Due to the death and former serious illness of Haaland’s advisor, Mino Raiola, this transfer case has lasted longer than expected.

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