Domenico Tedesco Replaces Jesse Marsch as RB Leipzig Head Coach

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RB Leipzig have appointed Domenico Tedesco as the club’s new head coach.

The decision follows the dismissal of Jesse Marsch last week after a poor run of form that saw them lose three consecutive Bundesliga fixtures.

The club’s head of soccer, Oliver Mintzlaff, went public with his displeasure at the 2-1 loss to Union Berlin, hours before Marsch was let go.

Domenico Tedesco Becomes RB Leipzig Head Coach

Domenico Tedesco’s Story So Far

Tedesco has signed a contract with RB Leipzig until June 2023, starting work immediately, preparing to host Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday, December 11. Monchengladbach are another German side to find themselves struggling for form – sitting 13th following 4-1 and 6-0 losses to Koln and Freiburg, respectively.

RB Leipzig have also confirmed the departure of assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer, who, as interim coach, guided them to a 2-1 win over Manchester City in midweek.

Tedesco, 36, was born in Italy and has worked as a head coach in senior football since 2017, starting out with Erzgebirge Aue, before spending over a year with Schalke and more recently holding the position at Spartak Moscow.

Before that, he worked within the academy setups at Stuttgart and Hoffenheim, assisting and leading their developmental sides.

Tedesco has been out of work since May 2021 when he left Spartak Moscow after finishing second, citing family reasons.

Return to Germany

He now returns to Germany hoping to rekindle RB Leipzig’s season. They currently sit 11th in Bundesliga having collected 18 points from 14 games – that puts them seven points off the Champions League places and five clear of the relegation play-off spot.

Having finish third in their Champions League group, behind Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, they will drop into the Europa League – remaining in Europe.

Andreas Hinkel and Max Urwantschky have agreed to join the club as Tedesco’s assistants.

 

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