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Domenico Tedesco sacked as RB Leipzig coach

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Domenico Tedesco has lost his job as RB Leipzig coach after last night's embarrassing defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk.
Domenico Tedesco.
Domenico Tedesco.Photo: Steffen Prößdorf, CC BY-SA 4.0
RB Leipzig have announced that Domenico Tedesco has been relieved of his duties as head coach with immediate effect following Tuesday's 1-4 defeat against Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

“The decision to part ways with Domenico Tedesco was a very difficult one for us. We had a very successful second half of last season under his tenure and we qualified for the Champions League. Under his leadership, we also won the DFB-Pokal, our first major title, and he was part of the most successful season in our young club’s history," said RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff.

"For this, Domenico and his coaching staff deserve our gratitude. Domenico is a fantastic coach who will have a lot of success in the future. However, after our mediocre start to the Bundesliga season with five points from five games, along with the recent defeats to Eintracht and Shakhtar, we believe that a change of management is the right course of action to turn things round quickly.

Our priority is RB Leipzig and we have goals that we want to achieve. We have therefore come to the conclusion that we need a change within the club. We regret that we are going our separate ways and we would like to thank Domenico for what he has achieved. We wish him nothing but the best for the future."

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