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Soccer-Tedesco takes over as Leipzig coach until 2023

Champions League - Schalke 04 Press Conference

BERLIN (Reuters) – Domenico Tedesco was appointed head coach at RB Leipzig on Thursday, four days after the departure of American Jesse Marsch, the club said.

The 36-year-old Tedesco, who previously coached Schalke 04 and Spartak Moscow, has signed a contract to 2023 and will be on the bench for Saturday’s league game at home to Borussia Moenchengladbach.

A former youth coach at Hoffenheim and VfB Stuttgart, Italian-born Tedesco has limited Bundesliga experience, having spent less than two seasons at Schalke. He left Spartak earlier this year.

Marsch left nL1N2SQ04X after Leipzig, Champions League semi-finalists in 2020 and Bundesliga runners-up last season, suffered a 2-1 defeat at Union Berlin last week, a third consecutive league loss that left them 11th in the standings.

The club, despite missing out on the Champions League knockout stage, earned a spot in the Europa League with a 2-1 win over Manchester City nL1N2SS2IK on Tuesday.

(Reporting by Karolos Grohmann; Editing by Ken Ferris)

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