Top Facts about Marco Rose, Dortmund's Next Manager

Mon 05 April 2021 | 17:30

In this article we will point out top facts about Marco Rose, who will be Borussia Dortmund manager in the next season.

Marco Rose (born September 11, 1976 in Leipzig) is a former German soccer player and current coach . From 2017 to 2019 he was the head coach of the Austrian first division club 

FC Red Bull Salzburg

, with whom he won two Austrian championships. He has been the head coach of Borussia Monchengladbach since the 2019/20 season. He will take over their competitor Borussia Dortmund for the 2021/22 season.

Certainly Germany has always been famous for his football managers and German mangers are among the best football ones in the world of football. Today, Hansi Flick, Jurgen Klopp, Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel are among the best managers in the world. 

Top Facts about Marco Rose, Dortmund's Next Manager

Marco Rose is another successfull German manager who led Borussia Monchengladbach to the second round of UEFA Champions League in 2020/21. Accordingly, after this short introduction, we are going to have a look at 

top facts about Marco Rose

, Dortmund's next manager.

Quick Facts about Marco Rose

  • Marco Rose Date of Birth:

      September 11, 1976

  • Marco Rose Place of Birth:

     Leipzig, DDR

  • Marco Rose Avg. term as coach:

     1.66 m

  • Marco Rose Coaching Licence: 

    Head coach

  • Marco Rose Preferred formation:


Marco Rose



 44 Years old

Marco Rose



 Germany, Germany

Marco Rose professional career as a player

One of the

top facts about Marco Rose

is that the defender began his professional career at Rotation Leipzig and joined 1. FC Lokomotive Leipzig in 1987, which became VfB Leipzig after the fall of the Berlin Wall and for which he played ten second division games. In 2000, Marco Rose moved to Hannover 96. In 2003 Marco Rose was loaned again by the Mainz team, before they signed the left defender in 2004 when they were promoted to the Bundesliga. In the second half of 2004/05 he lost his regular place in the team.

In 2010 he ended his professional career and played until the summer of 2011 for the Mainz second team in the regional league of


. He had played a total of 199 competitive games (first and second team) for Mainz 05 and scored seven goals, three of them in the Bundesliga.

Beginning of Marco Rose coaching career

One of the facts about Marco Rose career as a manager is that he started his professional career as assistant coach and player of Mainz's second team in the 2010 – 11 season. For the 2012 – 13 season, he joined Lokomotive Leipzig, but he decided to terminate his contract after one season.

Marco Rose joined Red Bull Salzburg's U16 team in the 2013–14 season and started his career at the club. When U18 coach Thomas Letsch joined FC Liefering, Marco Rose succeeded him as the manager of U18 Team.

Marco Rose team could win the Austrian U18 championship in his first season and the UEFA Youth League in April 2017 beating Benfica 2–1 in the finals.

Marco Rose succeeded Óscar García as the head coach of RB Salzburg in the 2017–18 season. In his first season, the team succeeded to win the Austrian championship and reached the semi-finals of the Europa League, beating great teams like Borussia Dortmund of Germany and Lazio of Italy.

Marco Rose team lost in the final of the Austrian cup against Sturm Graz. In the second season, Marco Rose RB Salzburg started the league with ten consecutive wins which broke the previous record of the Austrian league. In the Europa League, they reached the quarter final of the completion and played against Napoli. Marco Rose never lost a home game during his spell as the head coach of Salzburg.

One of the important

top facts about Marco Rose

is that he joined Borussia Monchengladbach in the 2019/20 season. Marco Rose became the manager of the Bundesliga team, Borussia Monchengladbach as the replacement of Dieter Hecking. 

Marco Rose succeeded to reach the fourth place with the team. It was for the first time since 2016 that Borussia Monchengladbach qualified for the group stage of the UEFA Champions League. In the DFB Cup , nevertheless, they were eliminated in the second main round against Borussia Dortmund, in the Europa League Borussia Mönchengladbach was also eliminated behind Istanbul Başakşehir and AS Roma and before Wolfsberger AC, against whom they were defeated 4-0 in the first leg, in the group stage.

Marco Rose’s Borussia Monchengladbach finished the first half of the 2020/21 season in the 7th place. In the

Champions League

, Borussia Mönchengladbach took second place in the group stage behind Real Madrid and ahead of Schachtar Donezk, which was defeated 6-0 and 4-0, and they also eliminated Inter Milan in the group stage and reached to the second stage of the UEFA Champions League for the first time since 1977.

Another fact among the top facts about Marco Rose is that he will join Borussia Dortmund in the 2021/22 season by using an exit clause in his contract with Borussia Monchengladbach as a manager. Edin Terzic will be replaced with Marco Rose in the next season. Borussia Dortmund fans hope that he can repeat the glorious era of their club.

Marco Rose Managerial style

One of the top facts about Marco Rose is that he has called the basic ideas of his managerial style as "emotionality, hunger and being active". He has said, "We want to be very active against the ball, sprint a lot. We want to win high balls and have short ways to the goal. We do not want to play high and wide, but fast, dynamic and actively forward."

One of the important top facts about Marco Rose is that he played under the brilliant German manager Jurgen Klopp when he was playing at Mainz 05 between 2002 and 2008. Then Jurgen Klopp left for Borussia Dortmund in 2008, where he had wonderful years full of success.

Marco Rose stayed at

Mainz 05

for another two years and made 150 appearances overall until he retired.

Marco Rose said about his former manager, "I spent a lot of years under Kloppo and it was a great time". He also added, "He shaped all of us. We picked up a few things in terms of football, but above all it was the way he was with people [that was influential]. Maybe there are a few parallels with Jurgen, but I've also found my own style."

So, it is not surprising that Marco Rose is a quite good manager at the moment and is joining Borussia Dortmund for the next season. If he is successful at his next team, Marco Rose can be a world class manager in the future.

He has declared his preference for a 4-4-2 diamond, saying "I've always played a diamond when I've had the opportunity to do it, bringing in two strikers. Our system, even when we play with all three up front, is something like a diamond." Nevertheless, he has also used 4-3-3 and 4-2-3-1 formations at his team

Borussia Monchengladbach


Marco Rose personal life

One of the top facts about Marco Rose is that he is a Christian. Marco Rose is the grandson of Walter Rose, who was also a football player who played for the Germany national team.

He is in a relationship with the former national handball player Nikola Pietzsch and he has a daughter.

When Marco Rose played for Mainz 05, he lived in a shared apartment with Sandro Schwarz, who was one of his best friends.

Marco Rose honours and achievements

One of the top facts about Marco Rose individual achievements is that he won the election for 2018 manager of the year in Austria in the Krone footballer election. Moreover, during the winter break of the 2019/20 season, Marco Rose was voted the best manager of the first half of the season in a survey by the sports magazine Kicker among 239 Bundesliga players.

Furthermore, he has won the following honours during his career both as a player and as a manager:

As a player:

Hannover 96

  • 2. Bundesliga in 2001–02

As a manager:

Red Bull Salzburg Youth

  • UEFA Youth League in 2016–17

Red Bull Salzburg

  • Austrian Bundesliga in 2017–18, 2018–19

  • Austrian Cup in 2018–19


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