RB Leipzig have a new head coach!
The club agreed to appoint Domenico Tedesco on Thursday. The 36-year-old has signed a contract until 30th June 2023 as he replaces Jesse Marsch. RB Leipzig and Jesse Marsch had agreed to go their separate ways last Sunday.
Domenico Tedesco will be officially presented as our new head coach during a digital press conference at 13:30 CET. Following that, he will lead his first training session in his new role. His first game in charge will be on Saturday (15:30 CET) at home to Borussia Mönchengladbach.
Andreas Hinkel and Max Urwantschky will follow Tedesco to Leipzig as his assistants. They will join the existing staff members Marco Kurth (assistant coach), goalkeeper coach Frederik Gößling and fitness coaches Ruwen Faller, Kai Kraft and Daniel Behlau.
Assistant coach Achim Beierlorzer is no longer part of the coaching team. After good and constructive discussions, it was agreed that he would depart the club. RB Leipzig would like to thank Achim Beierlorzer for his hard work over the last five months, as well as for his readiness to step in as interim coach. We wish him all the best for the future!
Domenico Tedesco profiled:
Domenico Tedesco was born in Rossano in Italy in 1985, before he moved with his family to Aichwald in the south of Germany aged two. He holds both German and Italian citizenships.
The 36-year-old completed vocational training as a merchant in wholesale and foreign trade, as well as a bachelor’s degree in business management and a master’s degree in innovation management. In 2016, Tedesco graduated from the DFB’s football coaching academy (the Hennes-Weisweiler-Akademie) as the top student in the class with a grade of 1.0.
He worked as a youth coach at ASV Aichwald until summer 2008, then joining VfB Stuttgart’s youth academy. He became the assistant coach for their U17s in July 2013, prior to taking over as head coach for almost two years from September that year.
Tedesco then moved to TSG 1899 Hoffenheim’s academy in summer 2015. He initially took over their U17s, moving up to the U19s for the 2016/17 season.
Aged just 31, Tedesco became head coach of FC Erzgebirge Aue on 8th March 2017, going on to lead them to safety in the second division. On the back of that success, he was hired by FC Schalke 04 for 2017/18. He guided them to second place in the Bundesliga and to the semi-finals of the DFB-Pokal.
After departing Gelsenkirchen in March 2019, the father of two was named as the new coach of Russian outfit Spartak Moscow in October 2019. In his first season there, they finished seventh, however he oversaw a second-place finish last term, before departing the club in the summer due to family reasons.
Domenico Tedesco profile:
- Date of birth: 12th September 1985
- Age: 36
- Birthplace: Rossano (Italy)
- Nationalities: German, Italian
Previous roles as a head coach:
- from12/2021: RB Leipzig
- 10/2019 until 05/2021: Spartak Moscow | 54 games
- 07/2017 until 03/2019: FC Schalke 04 | 75 games
- 03/2017 until 05/2017: FC Erzgebirge Aue | 11 games
Previous roles as an academy coach:
- 07/2016 until 03/2017: Head coach U19s TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
- 07/2015 until 06/2016: Head coach U17s TSG 1899 Hoffenheim
- 09/2013 until 06/2015: Head coach U17s VfB Stuttgart
- 07/2013 until 09/2013: Assistant coach U17s VfB Stuttgart
- 07/2009 until 06/2013: Academy VfB Stuttgart