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Ex-Dortmund Manager Thomas Tuchel Claims Bus Attack Was Catalyst Behind His Exit.
Former Borussia Dortmund manager Thomas Tuchel has suggested that he would still be in charge of the club had it not been for an attack on their team bus hours before a Champions League match against AS Monaco.
A number of current and former players have been giving testimony in court surrounding the attack, most notable of which has come from Marc Bartra who was injured when a bomb detonated next to the team bus.
Tuchel: “We shouldn’t have been allowed to play,
“Because of how we dealt with the attack and the fallout there was a disagreement between Watzke and me. That was part of the reason that led to us parting ways.”
“I think the biggest dissent between me and Watzke was that I was on the bus and Watzke wasn’t.”
Borussia Dortmund are already under the guidance of their second head coach since Tuchel’s exit. After former Ajax manager Peter Bosz failed, veteran boss Peter Stöger was called in to steady the ship until the end of the campaign.