RB Leipzig have appointed former Borussia Dortmund and Borussia Mönchengladbach tactician Marco Rose as their new coach following the dismissal of Domenico Tedesco.
A Leipzig native, Rose signs a two-year contract with the club and takes over the reins from Tedesco, whom Leipzig parted company with this week. That decision came on the heels of their 4-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk in the UEFA Champions League, which followed a 4-0 defeat at Eintracht Frankfurt in the Bundesliga.
It will now be up to 45-year-old Rose to get Die Roten Bullen's campaign up and running after a stuttering start to the campaign that sees them lying 11th in the German top flight after five rounds of matches, and with just one win to show for their efforts.
Before eventually representing Hannover and Mainz as a player, Rose came through the academy of hometown club VfB Leipzig during the early stages of his playing career. His first coaching role came at the same club, now known as Lokomotive Leipzig, in 2012, prior to Rose enjoying a successful six years with his new employers' Austrian sister club, Red Bull Salzburg.
There, Rose won back-to-back league titles in 2017/18 and 2018/19. He joined Gladbach ahead of the 2019/20 campaign and went on to lead the Foals to a fourth-placed finish in his first term. Rose then took them to the last 16 of the Champions League the following season, which encouraged Dortmund to make their move.
Watch: How Rose flew out the traps with Gladbach in 2019/20
He eventually left his role at the Signal Iduna Park after one campaign and, as fate would have it, he will face his old club in his first first outing with his new one when the two teams meet on Matchday 6.
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