Domenico Tedesco

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Domenico Tedesco
Domenico Tedesco 2018.jpg
Tedesco with Schalke 04 in 2018
Personal information
Date of birth (1985-09-12) 12 September 1985 (age 33)
Place of birth Rossano, Italy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
ASV Aichwald
Teams managed
2017 Erzgebirge Aue
2017–2019 Schalke 04
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Domenico Tedesco (Italian pronunciation: [doˈmeːniko teˈdɛsko]; born 12 September 1985) is a German-Italian football manager. [1][2]


Beginnings in youth teams[edit]

As a player, he was active for ASV Aichwald in the Kreisliga A.[3][4]

On 1 July 2008, Tedesco began to work in the youth department of VfB Stuttgart as an assistant coach under Thomas Schneider. From 2013 onwards he was assistant coach of the under-17 team before being promoted to head coach during the course of the season. At the end of the 2014–15 season, he left Stuttgart to become youth manager for 1899 Hoffenheim. He was promoted to under-19 coach ahead of the 2016–17 season. He graduated from the Hennes-Weisweiler-Akademie, Germany's football coaching academy, as the top student of the class of 2016.[5]

Erzgebirge Aue[edit]

On 8 March 2017, the then last-placed team of 2016–17 2. Bundesliga Erzgebirge Aue appointed Tedesco as their new head coach.[6] He earned 13 points from his first five matches and ended the season in 14th place, sparing the club from relegation. He finished with a record of six wins, two draws, and three losses.[7]

Schalke 04[edit]

Starting with the 2017–18 season, Tedesco took over the managerial spot for Bundesliga side Schalke 04.[8] He inked a two-year deal with the Royal Blues on 9 June 2017.[9]

On 25 November 2017, Tedesco's side went 4–0 down at half time against rivals Borussia Dortmund. Schalke eventually drew 4–4 in a historic Revierderby, earning him Bundesliga's Man of Matchday 13, the first manager to ever win the award.

He guided Schalke to a second-place finish in the Bundesliga in his first season in charge of the club.

After a 0–7 defeat against Manchester City in the Champions League round of 16 and seven winless games in a row, Tedesco was sacked on 14 March 2019.[10]

Managerial record[edit]

As of matches played on 12 March 2019
Team From To Record
G W D L Win % Ref.
Erzgebirge Aue 8 March 2017[7] 9 June 2017[8] 11 6 2 3 054.55 [7]
Schalke 04 9 June 2017[8] 14 March 2019[10] 75 33 17 25 044.00 [11]
Total 86 39 19 28 045.35

Personal life[edit]

Born in Rossano, Italy, Tedesco's parents emigrated to Esslingen, Germany, when he was two years old.[12] After completing his vocational training as a wholesale merchant, he obtained a bachelor's degree in business engineering and a master's in innovation management.


  1. ^ "Domenico Tedesco appointed Schalke 04 head coach". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  2. ^ "Domenico Tedesco". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  3. ^ Die Rückkehr zum VfB Stuttgart
  4. ^ Der Einser-Schüler, der Aue retten soll
  5. ^ "Video: 23 Fußball-Lehrer erhalten Lizenz". DFB – Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V. (in German). Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Fix! Tedesco neuer Trainer in Aue". 8 March 2017. Retrieved 11 May 2017.
  7. ^ a b c "Erzgebirge Aue". (in German). kicker. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  8. ^ a b c "Bestätigt: Domenico Tedesco ersetzt Markus Weinzierl auf Schalke!". 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Domenico Tedesco appointed Schalke 04 head coach – News –". Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Schalke 04 relieve Domenico Tedesco of his duties". FC Schalke 04. Retrieved 14 March 2019.
  11. ^ "FC Schalke 04". (in German). kicker. Retrieved 9 August 2018.
  12. ^ Germany, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Stuttgart,. "Aues Trainer Domenico Tedesco: Die Rückkehr zum VfB Stuttgart". (in German). Retrieved 9 June 2017.