RB Leipzig have dismissed head coach Domenico Tedesco in the wake of their 4-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League.
“The decision to release Domenico Tedesco was very tough for us. We had a great second half to last season under Domenico and qualified for the Champions League. We also won our first major title in the DFB Cup to mark the most successful season in our club’s still young history,” said managing director Oliver Mintzlaff.
“Domenico is an excellent coach who will surely have further success,” Mintzlaff continued in a statement on the club website. “However, after a modest start to the Bundesliga season with five points from five games, and especially after the recent games against Eintracht Frankfurt and Shakhtar Donetsk, we lack the conviction that an immediate turnaround can come in the current setup.”
Tedesco took over Leipzig in December 2022 with the team down in 11th place after dismissing Jesse Marsch. He eventually led them to fourth with a league-leading 36 points in the Rückrunde to qualify for the Champions League again.
The former Schalke boss also guided RB to the UEFA Europa League semi-finals before leading them to their first piece of major silverware by beating Freiburg on penalties in the DFB Cup final in May.
Tedesco’s overall record in charge from 38 games is 21 wins, eight draws and nine defeats, 88 goals scored and 48 conceded.
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Leipzig’s next game is on Saturday when they host Borussia Dortmund. They are then away at Real Madrid in the Champions League the following Wednesday before visiting Borussia Mönchengladbach ahead of the international break.
The club say they will make an announcement about his successor shortly.
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