RB Leipzig appoint Rose as head coach

Just 24 hours after RB Leipzig parted ways with Domenico Tedesco, they confirmed Marco Rose’s appointment as their new coach. RB Leipzig announced on social media that they had found a replacement for Domenico Tedesco, appointing the former Dortmund manager until 2024. Rose has signed a two-year contract with Leipzig after coaching stints at Borussia Moenchengladbach and Borussia Dortmund, where he was fired in May after a year in command. The 45-year-old is familiar with Leipzig’s club culture, having served as a youth coach at RB Salzburg, which Red Bull also owns, from 2013 to 2017 and as head coach from 2017 to 2019, earning two league titles and an Austrian Cup.

Tedesco was one of two managers sacked on Wednesday morning following humiliating defeats on the first night of the Champions League group stage. Chelsea fired Thomas Tuchel, another former Dortmund head coach, after their loss in Zagreb. Despite guiding German soccer club, RB Leipzig to their first piece of silverware with the 2021-22 German Cup, Tedesco was sacked following a terrible start to the season in which his team only managed five points in five Bundesliga games. The club’s management intervened after Leipzig was defeated 4-1 at home by Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League on Tuesday. Leipzig is now 11th in the Bundesliga, having won only one of their first five games. Their previous league game witnessed them lose to a Bundesliga score line of 4-0 against Eintracht Frankfurt, giving them eight goals in their past two games.

Shakhtar Donetsk crushed RB Leipzig in their first Champions League match of the season after missing six months of play due to Ukraine’s civil conflict. Football in the region was halted 254 days earlier this year because of the ongoing dispute with Russia. Ukraine’s domestic league only recently resumed, with Shakhtar taking seven points from their first three games. Because of the damage in their native nation, the club is presently playing home matches in Warsaw, Poland. They came into the game in Germany as heavy favourites to overcome Leipzig, but the visitors produced a magnificent performance to smash the Bundesliga team.

“I am familiar with the city, the club, and the calibre of the team.” The organisation and staff here are fantastic; you have everything you need, and everyone is a true professional. “I’m excited to meet the team and get right to work,” Rose commented. “We want to shift the attitude with energy and strength in order to get outcomes.” That is the first assignment. We’re a team now, and we want to succeed together, but the foundation needs to be there first, and that’s what we’ll work on together.” According to the Bundesliga schedule, they will play BVB in their next Bundesliga game, and they are currently sitting in the second position in the Bundesliga table.