The monthly board review has taken place at Signal Iduna Park, and to summarise, the Borussia Dortmund board continue to be pleased with Gray Surman’s management of the team, citing that the positive atmosphere around the players has been a contributing factor.
The club recorded a loss of -£23.25m last month, though that includes the £32m lump-sum paid to Fiorentina for record-signing Stevan Jovetic, while the Ilkay Gündogan move to Manchester United for £36m (also a club record) only saw BVB receive £8m up-front.
Monthly Turnover: £31.33m Previous Month: £22.25m Main Income: £10.17m (UEFA Prize Money) Monthly Expenditure: £54.58m Previous Month: £28.65m Main Expenditure: £38.58m (Transfers In)
Assistant manager Zeljko Buvac has provided his regular feedback on how the players have been training over the past month. There have been no real training problems among the senior players lately and indeed André Schürrle (tactics) and Hervé Matthys (fitness) have impressed the coaching staff with their progress.
The same can be said of the youth players, and Benjamin Bella, Enes Sabic, and Emiliano Mancinelli have all shown great improvement during fitness sessions over the summer.
DFL have confirmed that Dortmund’s next fixture, at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach, has been moved back a day to Sunday 14 August for live television broadcast, netting the club around £65,000. It means that Dortmund will not play at home on a Saturday afternoon until the visit of Stuttgart on 04 October.
IMPORTANT DATES - SEPTEMBER 2014: MON 01 Transfer Window Closes MON 01 Bundesliga Squad Registration Ends MON 01 UEFA Champions League Squad Registration Ends THU 04 International Weekend Begins SUN 07 Under 19 Bundesliga, AWAY v. Fortuna Köln TUE 09 International Weekend Ends SUN 14 HOME v. Borussia Mönchengladbach (Bundesliga) WED 17 HOME v. Valencia (Champions League Group G) SUN 21 AWAY v. Bayer Leverkusen (Bundesliga) SUN 21 Under 19 Bundesliga, AWAY v.Schalke WED 24 HOME v. FC Nürnberg (Bundesliga) SAT 27 AWAY v. Hannover 96 (Bundesliga) SUN 28 Under 19 Bundesliga, HOME v. Bayer Leverkusen TUE 30 AWAY v. Standard Liège (Champions League Group G)