RB Leipzig have appointed Marco Rose as their new head coach after sacking Domenico Tedesco earlier this week.
The former Borussia Mönchengladbach and Borussia Dormtund coach has signed a deal with the Saxons until 2024. The 45-year-old is no stranger to the Red Bull franchise thanks to his time with RB Salzburg in Austria between 2013 and 2017.
Born in Leipzig, Rose seems to be the ideal fit for the struggling side. He is more than familiar with the Bundesliga and has had success in his previous postings including the DFB Pokal with BVB.
During his first press conference as Leipzig manager, Rose touched on his home city and what it means to be head coach: “I identify really strongly with my home, with Leipzig. It’s never easy to take on a role in the public eye in your home city. The people here expect a lot from the club and from me.”
Rose is joined by Alexander Zickler, Frank Geideck and Marco Kurth who make up the remainder of his backroom staff.
Ironically enough, Rose’s first game in charge will be at home to Borussia Dortmund managed by the man who replaced him, Edin Terzić.