By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

"RN" Report: BVB to retain Terzic, Mislintat to be unveiled soon, club awaits Hummels' decision

North Rhine Westphalia's "Ruhr Nachrichten" newspaper published updates on Borussia Dortmund's summer coaching, personnel, and administrative plans yesterday. 

While Borussia Dortmund continue to fight for qualification for the 2024/25 UEFA Champions' League in the Bundesliga table, the club is apparently satisfied with the performance of current BVB trainer Edin Terzic to the point that they've opted to enter next season with him on the sidelines. This is reported by North-Rhine Westphalia's "Ruhr Nachrichten" newspaper, which cites its own internal sources close to the club.

Dortmund's Champions' League victory on Tuesday evidently leaves the higher-ups convinced that the 41-year-old is the right man for the job. Dortmund have also won nine of their 13 league fixtures in the current calendar year. Terzic led the team to a 2020/21 DFB-Pokal title during his first stint in charge of the squad, as well as a second-place finish in the league last year. Terzic received some additional help on his team this winter. 

As for other question marks surrounding the club's administration and personnel, "RN" rights that it is not yet decided as to whether sporting director Sebastian Kehl will be directly promoted to take over the position vacated by retiring club boss Hans-Joachim Watzke. Kehl may still be needed where he is. The paper - addressing rumors about Sven Mislintat's return to the club - claims that the former VfB exec will be installed as a "squad planner". 

As for the case of aging veterans Marco Reus and Mats Hummels, the paper claims that it will be decided relatively late this season as to whether the 34-year-old Reus and the 35-year-old Hummels will be given one-year-contracts for an additional season. Both Reus and Hummels received single-season deals late last year. Kehl is on record as stating that the club will happily extend with the pair "under the right circumstances". 

The matter of Hummels apparently comes down to whether the veteran wishes to continue. An answer in the affirmative should be enough for Kehl and the administrative team to resign him. Matters with Reus are not so straightforward. Should the former squad skipper wish to continue his career, it's possible that Dortmund may nevertheless not be as interested in keeping him in the Schwarzgelben tricot. 

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