Benjamin Hoffmann, who steered the Borussia Dortmund U19s to the German A-Junior Championship title last season, will be leaving BVB with immediate effect. The tactician is joining Mainz 05, where he will take over the reins of the U19 team.

Youth coordinator Lars Ricken said: "We would like to place on record our thanks and appreciation for the absolutely outstanding work Benjamin Hoffmann has done in the past few years. He has signed a long-term contract in Mainz, we didn't want to deny him this opportunity. We wish him all the very best for his new challenge and we will continue to keep close tabs on his work."