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Ralf Rangnick takes over as RBL head coach

Sporting director Ralf Rangnick will also take on the role of RB Leipzig head coach for the 2018/19 season | Jesse Marsch and Robert Klauß named assistant coaches

RB Leipzig's head coach for the 2018/19 season will be current sporting director Ralf Rangnick. He also held both positions during the 2015/16 season, leading the club to Bundesliga promotion.

The new head coach will be assisted by Jesse Marsch (previously head coach at New York Red Bulls) and Robert Klauß (previously RBL U19s head coach). Lars Kornetka will also join the setup from Bayer 04 Leverkusen as a video analyst and assistant coach.

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Ralf Rangnick led Die Roten Bullen to Bundesliga promotion as head coach in 2015/16

Ralf Rangnick

  • "It was a decision that needed time. We have now come to the conclusion that I will take on the role of head coach, supported by the best coaching staff at our disposal. Ultimately, it came down to carrying responsibility - I know the league, the team and I speak the language. That isn't the case yet for Jesse Marsch, so that's why he will be working as an assistant coach.

    "The aim is for me to be on the pitch for every training session. Many of my tasks as sporting director will have to be dished out internally. I'm feeling great, I can't wait to get going and working with this great setup. Everyone in the team needs to feel important and valued, then we can look forward to a successful season with attractive football.

    "The coaches will receive special tasks so that everyone can make their mark. Jesse Marsch and Robert Klauß, who knows our youth setup very well, will play important roles in our training development and implementation."
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Jesse Marsch's last role was as New York Red Bulls head coach in the MLS
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Robert Klauß will swap the U19s for the first team to work alongside Ralf Rangnick
  • "Bringing in three more players would be realistic. We're still in talks over Ademola Lookman, and we're also looking at something for central midfielder, whether that's a no. 6, 8 or 10.

    "Our goal is to develop further in every key area and make our playing style something to be feared again. We want to be able to get into sixth or seventh gear again so that we can't get the best possible results."
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