Farewell from the Champions League worthy of attention. It was not very realistic to go to the round of 16 in the competition between Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, but in the last round of the group stage, Red Bull Leipzig showed that they could have done more than the table shows because they beat disinterested Manchester City(2: 1).
) and secured a place in the Europa League. There, the German club, as things stand now, will be led by Domenico Tedesco. The young strategist is the definitive choice of President Oliver Mintzlaff, and his enthronement is expected in the coming days.
It will be the return of Tedesco to the Bundesliga because he left a more than a decent mark in Schalke before the Miners from Gelsenkirchen rushed to the Second League. Tedesco led the Royal Blues in 75 games, previously sitting on the bench of the youth of Stuttgart and Hoffenheim, and at the senior level, he started to break through in Erzgebirge, while he spent two years in Spartak Moscow.
His contract with the Russians expired last summer and he was remembered at the Red Bull Arena. "We could very quickly promote a new strategist. Talks are going in the right direction and I have a feeling that the coach who will sign for us suits us perfectly," said Mintzalff, while the media in Germany announced that Tedesco could if everything ends on time, make his debut on Saturday's match with Borussia Monchengladbach.
Interestingly, Tedesco was not the first choice of the leader of Leipzig. They wanted Roger Schmidt, but the German is bound by the contract to PSV and is known as a man who does not leave the contract so easily. Domenico is free, which certainly made the search easier.
Right at the start, some media speculated that this would be a bad decision for Leipzig and that they should have waited for a better name. Time will tell if they were right, but still, Tedesco has shown with his teams that he can do a lot and that he is a great tactical coach.
His contract with the Russians expired last summer and he was remembered at the Red Bull Arena. The question is how much he will be able to do in RB Leipzig, which is in bad shape this season, and they do not look good at all.
However, not everything has failed yet. There are many games until the end of the Bundesliga, but in the Europa League, they will have a chance to reach the very end. With the quality they have, they can go far ..