And now the Saxons also made a mistake in the premier class. Too much for the coach. / Leipzig fires Tedesco
RB Leipzig has separated from his coach Domenico Tedesco. The club announced this after the 4-1 smack in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. The Bundesliga start had previously failed with only five points from five games.
The club’s statement reads: “RB Leipzig is releasing head coach Domenico Tedesco with immediate effect. This is the result of an in-depth analysis after the 4-1 home defeat in the Uefa Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk on Tuesday evening.” In addition to Tedesco, the assistant coaches Andreas Hinkel and Max Urwantschky will also be relieved of their duties. Tedesco had been the coach of Saxony since December 2021 and won the DFB Cup with lawn ball sports. Leipzig fires Tedesco…
RB wants to inform about successors in a timely manner / Leipzig fires Tedesco
RB boss Oliver Mintzlaff is quoted as saying in the median: “The decision to release Domenico Tedesco was very difficult for us. With Domenico we played a very successful second half last season and with a two-man cut for the Champions League We also clinched our first major title with the DFB Cup and thus played the most successful season in our club’s young history. We owe him and his coaching team a big thank you for that.”
But Mintzlaff adds: “After the moderate start to the Bundesliga season with five points from five games, especially after the most recent games at Eintracht Frankfurt and at home against Shakhtar Donetsk, we lacked the conviction that an immediate turnaround could take place in the current constellation .”
The club also announced that it would inform about a possible successor in a timely manner. The successor is Marco Rose, whose last station was BVB. On Saturday, the Saxons will face Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
RB Leipzig separates from coach Tedesco
RB Leipzig has separated from head coach Domenico Tedesco after the botched start of the season. There are already rumors about a possible successor.
He gave RB Leipzig the most successful season in the club’s young history, now Domenico Tedesco has to go. As the reigning DFB Cup winner announced on the morning after the 4-1 defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk at the start of the Champions League, the head coach has been released with immediate effect.
“The decision was very difficult for us,” said club boss Oliver Mintzlaff after “an in-depth analysis” late on Wednesday evening. Leipzig ended last season under Tedesco as the best second half team in the Bundesliga and with their first title.
“We need a new impetus” / Leipzig fires Tedesco
“Domenico is an excellent coach who will certainly continue to be very successful,” Mintzlaff continued. “However, after the moderate start to the Bundesliga season with five points from five games, especially after the most recent games at Eintracht Frankfurt and at home against Shakhtar Donetsk, we lacked the conviction that an immediate turnaround could take place in the current constellation.”
With Tedesco, who celebrates his 37th birthday on Monday, his assistant coaches Andreas Hinkel and Max Urwantschky also have to go. Mintzlaff: “We have overall responsibility for RB Leipzig and want to achieve our goals. Therefore, in the overall assessment, we came to the conclusion that we need new impetus. We regret that we are now parting ways and would like to expressly thank Domenico Tedesco and his team for a job well done.”
Tedesco, to whom the club had approached months ago to extend the contract that was valid until 2023, took over as coach at RB on December 9, 2021 after Jesse Marsch was relieved of his duties after just five months. After that, he led the eleventh in the table at the time to the Champions League, the Europa League semi-finals and the DFB Cup triumph.
Rumors about Rose / Leipzig fires Tedesco
“RB Leipzig will inform you promptly about a successor arrangement,” says the club’s announcement. Most recently, Marco Rose, who as a former Salzburg coach has a past in the RB cosmos and had to leave Borussia Dortmund in the summer after just one year, was discussed as a possible successor.
In the coming days, Leipzig duels with Rose’s past are on the agenda: On Saturday (3.30 p.m., LIVE! at kicker) RB meets BVB, then it’s off to Borussia Mönchengladbach. And between the two Bundesliga games, the away game at Real Madrid is on the program.
Who is Domenico Tedesco
When Tedesco was two years old, his family emigrated from the Italian province of Cosenza to Germany and settled in the district of Esslingen in Baden-Württemberg. Tedesco and his younger brother later acquired German citizenship. As a player, he was active for ASV Aichwald in the Kreisliga A.
On 1 July 2008, Tedesco began to work in the youth department of VfB Stuttgart as an assistant coach under Thomas Schneider. From 2013 onwards he was assistant coach of the under-17 team before being promoted to head coach during the course of the season. At the end of the 2014–15 season, he left Stuttgart to become youth manager for 1899 Hoffenheim. He was promoted to under-19 coach ahead of the 2016–17 season. He graduated from the Hennes-Weisweiler-Akademie, Germany’s football coaching academy, as the top student of the class of 2016.
On 8 March 2017, the then last-placed team of 2016–17 2. Bundesliga Erzgebirge Aue appointed Tedesco as their new head coach. He earned 13 points from his first five matches and ended the season in 14th place, sparing the club from relegation. He finished with a record of six wins, two draws, and three losses.
Starting with the 2017–18 season, Tedesco took over the managerial spot for Bundesliga side Schalke 04. He inked a two-year deal with the Royal Blues on 9 June 2017.
On 25 November 2017, Tedesco’s side went 4–0 down at half time against rivals Borussia Dortmund. Schalke eventually drew 4–4 in a historic Revierderby, earning him Bundesliga’s Man of Matchday 13, the first manager to ever win the award.
He guided Schalke to a second-place finish in the Bundesliga in his first season in charge of the club.
After a 0–7 defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League round of 16 and seven winless games in a row, Tedesco was sacked on 14 March 2019.
On 14 October 2019, the Russian club Spartak Moscow appointed Tedesco as their new head coach. He signed a contract that ran until June 2021.
Throughout his tenure he generally kept Spartak at the top of the league table, gaining popularity amongst the fans, not only for his performance as manager, but also because of his emotional, charismatic and outgoing character.
On 16 December 2020, he announced that he will not extend his contract with Spartak after June 2021, the originally agreed date, due the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on the time he is able to spend with his family.
In a highly emotional final game, in which Spartak needed to either draw or win against FC Akhmat Grozny to remain in second place and reach the Champions League third qualifying round, the final score was 2–2. This was despite Tedesco’s team being 2–0 down at half-time.
On 9 December 2021, Tedesco took over the head coach position at RB Leipzig. In the 2021–22 UEFA Europa League, RB Leipzig reached the semi-finals, in which they were eliminated by Rangers 3–2 on aggregate. On 21 May 2022, he led RB Leipzig to win the DFB-Pokal Final 4–2 on penalties against SC Freiburg.
Despite the successful first season, the 2022-23 season started with several disappointing results, and he was fired on 7 September 2022 after a 4-1 home Champions League loss to Shakhtar Donetsk.
Born in Rossano, Italy, Tedesco’s parents emigrated to Esslingen, Germany, when he was two years old. Coincidentally, his last name, Tedesco, means “German” in Italian language. After completing his vocational training as a wholesale merchant, he obtained a bachelor’s degree in business engineering and a master’s in innovation management. He holds dual German-Italian citizenship.
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