HLN are reporting that Domenico Tedesco appears to be the frontrunner for the vacant Belgian national team head coach vacancy. The former Spartak Moscow and Schalke manager, who was recently the main man at RB Leipzig, has been touted as the top of the task force’s shortlist to replace Roberto Martinez.
Tedesco, who came through the Hennes Weisweiler trainer academy together with Julian Nagelsmann, began his managerial career at FC Erzgebirge Aue in the German second tier. After just 11 games in charge of Aue, he was catapulted into the demanding role of head coach at one of the countries biggest clubs in Schalke. Despite a strong first season where he qualified for Europe, he was sacked midway through his second year in charge due to poor performance.
Tedesco then moved to Spartak Moscow, where he helped to rejuvenate the side. However, club politics saw him leave after just two seasons in charge. The German-Italian then ended up at RB Leipzig, the former club of Nagelsmann. Desipte winning the DFB Pokal in his first season, the poor start to the 2022/2023 season saw him relieved of his duties.
The Belgian FA will certainly be hoping that Tedesco will be able to bring the success he has had and then maintain it for a longer period than he has shown in the past.