Skibbe follows on BVB-U19 at Hoffmann


Amazing decision of staff in Borussia Dortmund: Michael Skibbe between 1998 and 2000, coach of Dortmund professionals and formerly worked in the youth sector, returns to the BVB. The 53-year-old will be the new U19 coach in the 19/20 season, replacing Benjamin Hoffmann. In addition, Skibbe's head coach will be the entire junior team.

"We want to develop constantly"

Hoffmann, meanwhile, takes on the role of sports director in the field of construction from the summer. Under the direction of Borussia Dortmund, 37, has won the summer of 2017, the German Youth Championship A – one of the five U19 and U17 national titles in the last five years.

"There is no contentment with these successes. We want to continuously develop and take a pioneering role in German junior football," said junior co-ordinator Lars Ricken. "One point is to bring Michael Skibbe as a former junior area coach who has worked long in the professional field with his experience and knowledge back to the junior performance center in order to remain successful in the future."

Three championships

Skibbe trained the U19 of the BVB from 1994 to 1997 and brought in three championships in this period, then was responsible for a long season for U23, before becoming coach of the professionals. On February 4, 2000 ended this activity – Skibbe initially returned to the junior department. As a result, he formed along with Rudi Völler a double top in the DFB. With Galatasaray Istanbul Skibbe won the Turkish Super Cup in 2009. More recently, he trained the national team of Greece.



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The work of Otto Addo begins in the interface for professionals. The 43-year-old former striker was at the BVB from 1999 to 2005 under contract in 2002 with German champion Schwarzgelben. Striking for all fans is the UEFA Cup game in September 2003 when he scored a dream goal with a broken cruciate ligament and was voted "goal of the year" later this year. Addo, who has been working in a similar position since 2017 for Borussia Mönchengladbach and previously works as a junior team coach for Hamburger SV, is "presenting the best talents of Borussia Dortmund to the licensing team and is responsible for the additional care and training of these players" .

"Constantly high permeability"

Sports director Michael Zorc said: "With Michael Skibbe and Otto Addo, we are professionalizing ourselves in the fundamentally important transition area of ​​the U17 to U23 age groups to ensure a constant high permeability to the professional department."


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