Dortmund’s Sporting Director Michael Zorc has extended his stay by one year, putting pen to paper, which will see him remain at the club till 2022.
Zorc’s contract with the club was previously due for expiration next year . But following consultation from CEO Hans Joachim Watzke, he finally decided to stay put for a further year. With this extension, his stay at the club so far will amount to a phenomenal 44 career years.
Zorc has been in Dortmund right from his early teenage years since 1978, and he has gone to make 463 appearances for the Black and Yellow side as he won two Bundesliga titles, one DFB Pokal with the UEFA Champions League.
He retired in the year 1998 as he became the club sporting director, and during his tenure since assuming that position, Dortmund has boasted of three Bundesliga titles, two DFB pokals and got to the finals of the prestigious UEFA Champions league in 2013.
Borussia Dortmund CEO Joachim Watzke told reporters that he personally asked Micheal Zorc a few weeks ago to stay put for another year.
“We are all excited and grateful as a club to keep Micheal Zorc for another year. He is a loyalist to the club and ready to continue his role at the club to help achieve goals of the sporting responsibility during a tough time like this, where planning and development are unpredictable. This continuity is for the good of us all,” he said.
Zorc’s extension announcement is brilliant news for Dortmund as he is one of the best football sporting directors around the world and has unveiled numerous talented players around the globe.