Leipzig have hired former Dortmund coach, Gladbach Marco Rose

Leipzig have hired former Dortmund coach, Gladbach Marco Rose

LEIPZUG, Germany (AP) — Leipzig hired former Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose to take over on Thursday, a day after sacking Domenico Tedesco.

Rose, 45, has a two-year contract until June 2024, the Bundesliga club said. He has also appointed a new coaching staff.

Tedesco was sacked after Wednesday’s 4-1 home loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League. It was the last disappointing result of the season, including Saturday’s 4-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt.

Expectations were high after Tedesco Leipzig won the German Cup last season – the young club’s first major title since it was founded in 2009 by energy drink company Red Bull.

Flower, who was born in Leipzig, is familiar with the company’s sports model after enjoying success with Leipzig’s sister club, Red Bull Salzburg, in Austria. As a defender, he played for Hannover and Mainz.

Rose began his coaching career as an assistant coach in the youth set-up at Mainz before taking over as coach of fourth-tier club Lokomotiv Leipzig in 2012. He joined Salzburg in 2013 when he worked with the youth teams. He took over as coach of the senior team in 2017 and won back-to-back Austrian league titles.

He helped Borussia Mönchengladbach qualify for the Champions League and moved to league rivals Dortmund in 2021 after two seasons.

Rose’s first game in charge of Leipzig will be against former club Dortmund on Saturday before they meet defending champions Real Madrid in the Champions League on Wednesday.

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