Domenico Tedesco has been sacked as head coach of RB Leipzig following a humiliating home defeat in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk.
“RB Leipzig have parted company with Domenico Tedesco with immediate effect,” a club statement on Twitter announced.
This comes after he had a poor start in the Bundesliga.
The Red Bulls lost 1-4 against Shakhtar in their Champions League opener.
“Assistant coaches Andreas Hinkel and Max Urwantschky have also left the club. RB Leipzig will announce his successor in due course,” it added.
RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff confirmed the news and said, “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,”
Tedesco took over from Jesse Marsch in December, taking Leipzig from 11th back to the top four.
He won the club’s first ever German Cup trophy against SC Freiburg.