The Bundesliga giants parted ways with Lucien Favre on Sunday after a 5-1 humiliation against newly-promoted Stuttgart, leaving them six points adrift of the summit after 11 games.

Jesse Marsch is focused only on RB Salzburg

RB Salzburg boss Jesse Marsch does not want to entertain thoughts of the future with Borussia Dortmund. He insisted that he is focused only on his side amid speculations linking him to the vacant managerial hot-seat. The Bundesliga giants parted ways with Lucien Favre on Sunday after a 5-1 humiliation against newly-promoted Stuttgart, leaving them six points adrift of the summit after 11 games. It brought to an end a two and a half year spell for the former Nice coach. He sent them to the DFL-Supercup glory against Bayern Munich last year. But failed to prise the league crown from the Bavarian outfit. Assistant coach Edin Terzic was handed the reins of power at least until the end of the 2020-21 campaign. While BVB are still in the Champions League knockout contention and a whisker away from the domestic top four.

The coach maybe will discuss his move in the summer

Speculation, however, has already turned to potential full-time candidates to take the helm next year. With former New York Red Bulls boss Marsch and Borussia Monchengladbach coach Marco Rose two early frontrunners. However, Marsch – who led Salzburg to a home double in his first season in charge last term – is not open to idle consideration. And he says the Austrian outfit remain his number-one priority. “We already talked about this last year,” the coach told reporters, citing previous links. “Then maybe again in the summer. Right now, my job is here in Salzburg. I don’t have time to think about what will happen to other clubs”. One potential mark against Marsch may be back-to-back third-place finishes in the Champions League group stages, having failed to once again go to the knockout rounds for this period.

Conversely, Rose, who has a deal with Monchengladbach until 2022. He sealed progression to the last 16 in Group B this week, linking to Manchester City next February. Dortmund themselves, meanwhile, were handed a tie with Sevilla after leading Group F, while Salzburg will face Villarreal in the 32nd round of the Europa League. The former will look to return to winning paths in the Bundesliga on Tuesday against the mid-table Werder Bremen, while the latter faced Rapid Wien in an Austrian Cup clash.