Borussia Dortmund fans will soon be able to “party like never before”, says Edin Terzic, if they unite behind the side ahead of next season.
Terzic was named as Dortmund’s new coach on Monday, replacing Marco Rose, who was dismissed after the culmination of the Bundesliga campaign.
Rose only had a sole season in charge, leading BVB to second place but exiting the Champions League in the group stage and failing to advance through a Europa League play-off against Rangers.
Terzic enjoyed an interim spell in charge of Dortmund in 2020-21 after Lucien Favre was sacked and led the club to DFB-Pokal glory, and he has now looked to rally the fans again.
“I would like to thank all those responsible at BVB around Hans-Joachim Watzke, Sebastian Kehl and Michael Zorc for this great trust, the great opportunity and the huge responsibility that is being handed over to me,” said Terzic as he was presented as Dortmund coach.
“But now to you, dear BVB fans. Just under a year ago, we were allowed to celebrate the DFB-Pokal victory in Berlin. But it was far too quiet [due to COVID-19 restrictions].
“Nevertheless, for me, it was the best day in the life of a Borussian. Today it’s similar. Especially for me. Therefore, a small request. Let’s be as hungry as never before.
“Let’s work as hard as never before. But let’s also be as positive as never before. Most importantly, let’s be louder than ever.
“Then I’m sure we’ll have a great chance to party like never before. I’d love that. In this sense. See you soon in the most beautiful stadium in the world.”