Borussia Dortmund have signed another new man – but this time off the pitch. Manager Sebastian Kehl brings in athletic trainer Shad Forsythe. The vita of the American makes you sit up and take notice.

New “Head of Performance”: According to information from “Bild”, the renowned US athletics trainer Shad Forsythe will be BVB’s new head of athletics from July 1st. “We are very happy that we were able to convince Shad of Borussia Dortmund and our path. With his great expertise and experience, he will be an absolute boost for us,” says Dortmund’s new manager Sebastian Kehl.

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Analyzing the causes of injuries: Last season, many BVB stars were plagued by sudden muscle injuries. Forsythe should now carry out intensive research into the causes and get the players’ susceptibility to injury under control.

Fitness luminary: The 49-year-old Forsythe is also not working in Germany for the first time. In 2004 Jürgen Klinsmann brought him to the German national team, which he also looked after during the successful 2014 World Cup. Before that, he celebrated the Olympic gold medal in Athens 2004 with the USA women’s soccer team. For the past eight years he has been Head of Performance at Arsenal FC.