Surman Plays Down Anderlecht Job Link


Dortmund manager Gray Surman has dismissed talk that he’s interested in the vacant managerial position at his boyhood club RSC Anderlecht, who are seeking to replace John van den Brom after he joined Montpellier earlier this week.

Speaking after Dortmund’s home win against Hamburg on Tuesday night, Surman stated that he “has two titles to defend, and a fantastic opportunity to lift a trophy that this club hasn’t achieved before.”

“I’m very proud of the squad I’ve assembled here, and my focus is with Borussia Dortmund until we achieve those goals.”

Speaking about the Hamburg game specifically, Surman said “I think that if you look at our fixtures and our current form, this good run can go on a little while yet. Jos Verniers made his début today and I felt he coped well with all the expectation. André Schürrle was absolutely outstanding, he’s finally found his feet here.”

Cynics will say that Surman may leave in the summer, and wouldn’t want the ignominy of walking out of Dortmund mid-season, but that Anderlecht cannot afford the large compensation package to release him two years early from his contract.