Borussia Dortmund has prematurely extended its cooperation with U19 coach Mike Tullberg. The 36-year-old Dane, who only a few days ago celebrated winning the German championship with the Black and Yellows U19s after beating Hertha BSC in the final, has signed a new contract with BVB that runs until 30 June 2026.

Tullberg moved to Dortmund from Danish club Vendsyssel FF in the summer of 2019. Last season, his team eased through the U19 Bundesliga West with an average of 2.75 points. In the UEFA Youth League — the youth equivalent of the UEFA Champions League — his team was very unlucky to lose to Atletico Madrid in the quarter-finals despite a dominant performance.

Tullberg's players Jamie Bynoe-Gittens, Lion Semic and Tom Rothe made their professional debuts in the Bundesliga last season.

"Continuity in head coach positions at youth level is key to our success," says Lars Ricken (director of the youth academy). "This contract extension is an important statement from Mike Tullberg. It underlines his enthusiasm and identification with BVB in general — and for our youth academy in particular. With his ambitious approach, Mike has proven that he can develop individual players and the team as a whole. We look forward to continuing this journey with him."

Mike Tullberg emphasises: "I would like to thank those responsible for the trust they have placed in me from day one. I really appreciate the fact that I can extend my contract by another two years to 2026. For me, there is no I, only a WE. This contract extension underlines the achievements of the entire coaching staff. We feel completely at home here in Dortmund. This is a big club with a family atmosphere. This club has become my second family. I look forward to continuing my work with the youth academy and, of course, to getting to know and working with our new professional head coach Edin Terzic."