RB Leipzig appoint Domenico Tedesco as their new manager

RB Leipzig appoint former Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco as their new manager after parting ways with Jesse Marsch following just 21 games in charge leaving them 11th in the Bundesliga

  • German side RB Leipzig have appointed Domenico Tedesco as their new boss
  • It comes after the club sacked Jesse Marsch after a poor start to the season
  • Tedesco last managed in the Bundesliga back in 2019 with Schalke 
  • He arrives at RB Leipzig with the club sitting 11th in the Bundesliga standings 

RB Leipzig have confirmed the appointment of former Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco as their new manager.

It comes after the Bundesliga side sacked American Jesse Marsch after just four months in charge on Sunday.

The club who are 11th in the standings have confirmed that Tedesco has signed a contract which will take him up until the end of 2022-23 season.

Domenico Tedesco has been appointed as the new manager of Bundesliga side RB Leipzig

Tedesco hasn’t coached in the Bundesliga since he was fired by Schalke in March 2019, after a crushing 7-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League.

Schalke were relegated the season after he left the club, finishing bottom with just three wins in 34 games.

After Schalke, Tedesco spent two seasons in Russia with Spartak Moscow.

Tedesco last managed in the Bundesliga in 2019 when he was sacked as Schalke boss after a 7-0 loss to Manchester City

He left the club in May stating it was hard to be separated from his family during the coronavirus pandemic.

Marsch joined the club in the summer from sister club RB Salzburg, on the back of former manager Julian Nagelsmann joining Bayern Munich.

The American left the club after three successive Bundesliga defeats and failing to qualify from a tough Champions League group, which also included Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain. 

After his exit, Marsch said: ‘Until the very end, I had the hope that after a restless start to the season and changeable performances as a group, we would find more unity and stability and turn the proverbial corner.

Jesse Marsch (right) was sacked after just four months in charge following a poor start

‘Unfortunately, we didn’t manage to do that – after talking to [chief executive] Oliver Mintzlaff, we decided together to make a change in the coaching position.

‘I will only remember positive thoughts and I wish the club, the team, the staff and all the fans that RB Leipzig find their way back to their former strengths very quickly and, given the quality of the team and the club, I am sure that the club will achieve its goals.’ 

Former Cologne coach Achim Beierlorzer, who was Marsch’s assistant, was in temporary charge for Leipzig’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Tuesday and will now depart the club.

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