‘Happy’ Rose Extends Deal With RB Leipzig

Marco Rose has extended his contract as manager of RB Leipzig by one year, until 2026, the Bundesliga club said on Wednesday.

The Leipzig-born manager, who formerly managed Borussia Dortmund and Red Bull Salzburg, took over in September 2022 and won the German Cup that same season.

Rose followed that up with a strong 3-0 victory over Bayern Munich in the German FA Supercup to kick off the 2023-24 season.

“I’m happy that we’re continuing together. I come from here and feel at home in the city and the region,” Rose said in a statement.

“The club is working in the background to ensure that we put together a strong team again. We feel that there is more to be done and we always want more. We are ambitious, we remain ambitious and we look forward together.”

In May, the coach denied rumors that he was about to accompany former Leipzig sporting director Marco Rose to Bayern, saying, “I think Bayern will be OK without Marco Rose.”

The 47-year-old coach led Leipzig to fourth place last season in a rebuilding year after the club lost key first-team players, including Josko Gvardiol, Christopher Nkunku, Dominik Szoboszlai, and Konrad Laimer.

Rose’s news comes only days after in-demand striker Benjamin Sesko chose to extend his contract with the club.

The coach has won 53 of 86 competitive matches with the club, averaging 2.01 points per game, the most of any RB Leipzig manager since their promotion in 2016.

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