Marco Rose has been appointed as the new head coach of RB Leipzig and has signed a two-year contract valid until June 2024. The 45-year-old replaces Domenico Tedesco, who departed the club on Wednesday, 7th September.
Former professionals Alexander Zickler, Frank Geideck and Marco Kurth will be Rose’s assistants. The rest of his coaching team will contain goalkeeping coach Frederik Gößling, plus fitness coaches Ruwen Faller, Kai Kraft and Daniel Behlau.
Marco Rose was born in Leipzig in 1976 and grew up in the city. He played for Rotation Leipzig and 1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig in his youth, with the latter becoming VfB Leipzig after the reunification in 1991. He made it to VfB’s first team and made his professional debut in Bundesliga 2 in 1997.
The defender then spent two years at Hannover 96 in the Bundesliga. He moved back to the second division to play for 1.FSV Mainz 05 (initially for two years on loan). He was there until 2010 and was part of the team that won promotion to the Bundesliga in 2004. Overall, Rose played 65 Bundesliga games for the Zerofivers, scoring three goals.
Rose began his coaching career in summer 2011 following his retirement. His first role was an assistant in Mainz 05 Academy, with his first job as head coach coming in 2012 at fourth-tier 1.FC Lokomotive Leipzig, where he twice came up against RB Leipzig in the league (3-1 loss, 0-0).
The German worked for FC Red Bull Salzburg’s academy from 2013 to 2017, winning the UEFA Youth League with their U19s in 2017.
Rose became head coach of Salzburg’s first team for two seasons from July 2017. He went on to win the title in 2018 and the double in Austria a year later. On top of that, his side made the semi-finals of the UEFA Europa League in 2017/18. He was subsequently named as Austria’s Coach of the Year in 2018.
His first job in the Bundesliga was as Borussia Mönchengladbach’s head coach. The Foals finished fourth in his first season and qualified for the UEFA Champions League. They then reached the last 16 in Europe’s premier cup competition the following season. Rose moved to Dortmund after two years with Gladbach. Despite finishing second last season, he departed the club in May 2022.