Van Marwijk to leave Dortmund at end of season
BERLIN, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Borussia Dortmund coach Bert van Marwijk will step down at the end of the season after reaching an agreement with the Bundesliga club.
'We've decided to go our separate ways when the season is over,' the Dutch coach told reporters after Dortmund's 1-0 win over VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday.
German media reports said Thomas von Heesen of Arminia Bielefeld was in line to replace Van Marwijk but Dortmund managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke said no decision had been made.
'We have not yet spoken with any other trainer,' he told reporters.
Van Marwijk joined Dortmund from Feyenoord in June 2004, replacing Matthias Sammer. He guided them to seventh place in each of his first two seasons, without the team ever threatening to challenge for the title.
This season there has been little progress and after 15 games they stand in sixth place with 22 points, eight behind the leaders Werder Bremen.