Football: Tuchel to succeed Klopp as Dortmund coach, says club

BERLIN (AFP) - Thomas Tuchel will succeed Juergen Klopp as Borussia Dortmund's head coach for next season on a three-year contract, the Bundesliga club announced on Sunday.

The 41-year-old Tuchel, who was Mainz's coach until May 2014, will be officially presented as Dortmund's head coach once the current German league season finishes on May 23 and he will start work on July 1.

After winning the 2011 and 2012 Germany league titles, Klopp dropped a bombshell last Wednesday when he announced he will leave at the end of the season after seven years in charge.