Domenico Tedesco sacked as RB Leipzig head coach.
A humiliating home defeat in the Champions League after a poor start in the Bundesliga has seen Domenico Tedesco lose his job after less than a year. Thus, from the look of things, RB Leipzig appears to be at something of a crossroads.
Four months after leading RB Leipzig to their first major trophy in the German Cup final, Domenico Tedesco has paid the price for the Red Bull-backed team’s dreadful start to the season.
“RB Leipzig have parted company with Domenico Tedesco with immediate effect,” read a statement posted on the club’s Twitter account on Wednesday morning. “Assistant coaches Andreas Hinkel and Max Urwantschky have also left the club. RB Leipzig will announce his successor in due course.”
Tedesco, who led Schalke to the Champions League in his last Bundesliga stint, took over from Jesse Marsch in December and took Leipzig from 11th back to the top four and the German Cup win.
But a record of one win from five to start the Bundesliga season and successive heavy defeats against Eintracht Frankfurt away at the weekend (4-0) and Shakhtar Donetsk at home (4-1) in their Champions League opener on Tuesday have seen the club take action.