Football: Leipzig sack Tedesco after Champions League home debacle

RB Leipzig sacked coach Domenico Tedesco following a 4-1 loss to Shakhtar Donetsk and a 4-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt. PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN - RB Leipzig on Wednesday parted ways with coach Domenico Tedesco following a bad start to the Bundesliga and a 4-1 loss on Tuesday at home to Shakhtar Donetsk in the Champions League.

Tedesco had taken over in December last year and helped them climb from 11th place to fourth spot and a place in the Champions League. He also led them to the German Cup, their first major trophy.

But the team have managed just one win from their five league games in the Bundesliga, including a 4-0 loss to Eintracht Frankfurt last week.

"After our mediocre start to the Bundesliga season with five points from five games, along with the recent defeats by Eintracht and Shakhtar, we believe that a change of management is the right course of action to turn things round quickly," club CEO Oliver Mintzlaff said in a statement.

Leipzig play Borussia Dortmund, joint top in the Bundesliga with Freiburg, on Saturday. REUTERS

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