By Peter Weis@PeterVicey

Reports from BVB summit: No new deal for Hummels, Kehl to remain, Sahin to succeed Terzic?

Following today's bombshell announcement that Edin Terzic would be resigning the Borussia Dortmund head-coaching position, North-Rhine Westphalia's "Ruhr Nachrichten" newspaper reports that several other decisions were made at today's BVB "leadership summit". 

Insofar as who may be in line to potentially replace Terzic, "RN", Kicker Magazine, and Germany's "Sport Bild" tabloid are currently speculating that assistant Nuri Sahin may be in line for the job.

BVB trainer Edin Terzic's resignation earlier this afternoon was one result of a full club leadership summit at Borussia Dortmund. Multiple German footballing media sources reported that all of the BVB bigwigs were assembling at the club today as part of a critical meeting meant to make decisions on several key issues. The German press utilized the term "Elefantenrunde" (literally "Elephant-Round") to coney the fact that all major decision makers would be present. 

According to North-Rhine Westphalia's "Ruhr Nachrichten" newspaper, at least two other decisions were made at the meeting. First, veteran defender Mats Hummels - rumored to be interested in remaining with his long-time club so long as Terzic was dismissed - will not be offered a new deal in spite of Terzic's departure. The NRW paper reports that club officials did not care for Hummels' purported ultimatum.

"RN" further reports that Sebastian Kehl will also retain his role as sporting director even after the arrival of Sven Mislintat. Talks over extending Kehl's contract, which expires at the end of next year, will carry on. Kehl's role as chief personnel boss are evidently quite valued. Lars Ricken was always envisioned as Acki Watzke's administrative replacement whilst Mislintat is intended to help Kehl as the squad planner. 

Talk of who might replace Terzic has only just begun. Germany's preeminent footballing publication offers up some speculation that one of the two assistant coaches installed just before the turn of the calendar year might be waiting in the wings. Kicker claims that there is some evidence that Nuri Sahin - who has coaching experience at Antalyaspor - has been being groomed for the position. 

“RN” and Germany's “Sport Bild" tabloid are now also reporting that Sahin is in line to be installed as the new BVB gaffer. The tabloid claims that negotiations have already begun and even goes so far as to proclaim the former Dortmund professional's appointment a “mere formality”. 
 

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