Thomas Tuchel quit Borussia Dortmund over terror attack response, says German journalist

Dortmund played their match with Monaco just a day after the terror attack -  a decision which apparently left Tuchel furious

Dortmund's bus was attacked as the players travelled to a match against Monaco on April 11

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Borussia Dortmund coach Thomas Tuchel left the club due to a row over its response to the terror attack last month, according to a German journalist.

talkSPORT's German correspondent Ollie Knaack said Tuchel was furious at Dortmund's decision to play their Champions League match against Monaco just a day after their team bus came under attack, and this is the prime reason for his departure.

Many have speculated that Tuchel wants to take the Arsenal job and this was the primary factor in his departure from Signal Iduna Park.

But Knaack told us: "it is not Arsenal related. One of the main reasons for him going is major differences between him and the board.

"The latest and most important fall-out was when the terror attack happened. Tuchel heavily criticsed the decision that the game vs Monaco was played the next day. Tuchel said [at the time] that 'it was not a can of coke that was thrown against the bus window.'"

A series of explosive devices detonated outside the Dortmund bus on April 11, as it made its way to the club's stadium for the Champions League quarter-final clash with Monaco. Prosecutors have since said the attack, which left Spanish defender Marc Bartra injured, carried no terrorist mtoviation and the attacker was instead trying to manipulate the club's share price.

Dortmund played the match the following day and lost 3-2, with many suggesting it was too soon for the players to return to action.