Dino Toppmöller will lead Eintracht Frankfurt into the 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign and beyond. - © Imago
Dino Toppmöller will lead Eintracht Frankfurt into the 2023/24 Bundesliga campaign and beyond. - © Imago

Dino Toppmöller succeeds Oliver Glasner as Eintracht Frankfurt head coach


Eintracht Frankfurt have named Dino Toppmöller as their new head coach, following Oliver Glasner's end-of-season departure after two years in charge.

Toppmöller, who worked as Julian Nagelsmann's assistant at RB Leipzig and Bayern Munich, has signed a three-year deal through to 30 June 2026.

The 42-year-old inherits a Frankfurt team that won the 2021/22 UEFA Europa League and subsequently made it to the 2022/23 UEFA Champions League last 16 on their competition debut. The Eagles recorded 11th- and seventh-placed Bundesliga finishes on Glasner's watch, whilst also reaching the recently ended season's DFB Cup final, losing to Leipzig.

"It was only a matter of time till Dino worked as a head coach in the Bundesliga. We're pleased to have brought him in with his expertise, deep understanding of football and his high interpersonal competence," said Eintracht director for sport Markus Krösche. "I've followed Dino's journey for a long time and got a first-hand view in Leipzig of his way of working, shaped by a good tactical understanding and analytical ability.

"It was no surprise that Julian Nagelsmann took him with to Bayern. The way he plays football fits with our philosophy. And as a former Eintracht player, who speaks fluent English and French, Dino will have no problems quickly finding his feet in Frankfurt."

Toppmöller is no stranger to Frankfurt, having played for the club during the 2002/03 Bundesliga 2 campaign. As a coach, he made a name for himself in Luxembourg with Dudelange, taking them into the Europa League group stages, before returning to his native Germany via a spell in charge of Belgium's Virton.

Toppmöller worked under Nagelsmann at Leipzig and Bayern between July 2020 and March 2023, winning the 2021/22 Bundesliga title with the latter. He is the son of ex-Kaiserslautern striker Klaus Toppmöller, who also coached Frankfurt back in 1993/94.

"Eintracht's development in recent years was impressive," Toppmöller said of his new club. "My past means I've always had a special relationship to Eintracht, always followed the club. It means I'm even happier to now be part of Eintracht and want to continue to drive that positive development with my coaching staff, the team and all the employees at the club.

"As a player, I was on the pitch in 2003 for the 6-3 win against Reutlingen when we were promoted. Now to return to this club as head coach, with its great emotion and unique fans, is a great honour for me and also a big challenge. I'm sure we'll enjoy some great football fests in the future as well."

Dino Toppmöller (r.) was part of Julian Nagelsmann's (l.) backroom staff at Bayern Munich. - IMAGO/Frank Hoermann / SVEN SIMON/IMAGO/Sven Simon

Toppmöller brings Nelson Morgado from Monaco and Erwin Bradasch, who worked under him at Dudelange and Virton, as his assistants.

The team return to training on 10 July as they prepare for the 2023/24 season. The Bundesliga fixture list for that will be released on 30 June.