Dortmund coach
during the UEFA Europa League group K match between Vitesse and OGC Nice on December 7, 2017 in Arnhem, Netherlands.

Borussia Dortmund have announced the appointment of Lucien Favre as their new manager on a contract until 2020

The Swiss coach left Ligue 1 side Nice at the end of this season and has now been announced as Peter Stoger’s replacement at the Westfalenstadion.

Favre has previously managed in the Bundesliga with the likes of Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach.

“We’ll now work together on the new team,” the 60-year-old told the club website.

“BVB is one of the most interesting clubs in Europe and I’m looking forward to returning to the Bundesliga, which I know extremely well and always kept an eye on during my two years in Nice.”

Dortmund sports director Michael Zorc added: “The commitment of Lucien Favre as a coach is an important part of our fresh start in the sport this summer.

“He has our high esteem for his professional qualities.”

This managerial appointment is Dortmund third of the year after they fired Peter Bosz back in December.