Feeling that Bert van Marwijk was not making sufficient progress in his quest to turn Borussia Dortmund into championship contenders again, president Reinhard Rauball decided to show the Dutchman the door. In van Marwijk's place, he appointed relatively unknown manager Tim. This was to the annoyance of many of the supporters, who craved a proven manager with experience and success.
Yet Tim wanted to assure everyone that his heart was in the right place and that he had the determination necessary to transform Dortmund into a success. His plan was to only only eclipse Matthias Sammer's league title but to emulate and surpass Ottmar Hitzfeld. The legendary manager had won consecutive titles in 1995 and 1996 and followed this success with the Champions League trophy and Intercontinental Cup in 1997.
Of course, nothing is clear. The path to glory could be straightforward... or bumpy. The journey might lead to success... or failure. The final destination may be Dortmund... or somewhere else. We'll find out soon enough. After all, that's what the story is for, isn't it?