RB Leipzig names former Schalke boss Domenico Tedesco as their new manager after parting ways with Jesse Marsch after leading just 21 games, leaving them 11th in the Bundesliga
- Germany’s RB Leipzig has appointed Domenico Tedesco as their new boss
- It comes after the club fired Jesse Marsch after a poor start to the season
- Tedesco last succeeded in the Bundesliga in 2019 with Schalke
- He arrives at RB Leipzig with the club in 11th place 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, which is eleventh in the standings, has confirmed that Tedesco has signed a contract that will keep him on until the end of the 2022-23 season.
Domenico Tedesco has been appointed as the new manager of Bundesliga side RB Leipzig
Tedesco has not coached in the Bundesliga since he was sacked by Schalke in March 2019 after a crushing 7-0 defeat to Manchester City in the Champions League.
Schalke relegated the season after leaving 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 to break into the Bundesliga in 2019 when he was sacked as Schalke boss after a 7-0 defeat to Manchester City
He left the club in May, saying it was difficult to be separated from his family during the coronavirus pandemic.
Marsch joined sister club RB Salzburg in the summer, on the back of former manager Julian Nagelsmann who came to Bayern Munich.
The American left the club after three consecutive defeats in the Bundesliga and failed to qualify from a difficult Champions League group, which also included Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain.
After his departure, Marsch said: ‘Till the end I had hopes that after a restless start to the season and mixed performances as a group we would find more unity and stability and turn the proverbial corner.
Jesse Marsch (right) was fired after just four months in charge after a poor start
‘Unfortunately, that did not work – after consultation with [chief executive] Oliver Mintzlaff, together we decided to change 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 will find their way back to their old strengths very soon 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, presided over Leipzig’s 2-1 win over Manchester City on Tuesday and will now leave the club.