Borussia Dortmund have announced that Marco Rose will be their next permanent manager after negotiating a deal for Borussia Monchengladbach boss to take over in the summer.
Black and Yellow have had an extraordinary season of doubting a place in the top four of the Bundesliga after the firing of head coach Lucien Favre in December, with Edin Terzic currently heading on an interim basis.
A long-term target from Dortmund, Rose, 44, has seen a rapid rise in the last four years following success with Austrian Red Bull Salzburg and then Bundesliga rival Monchengladbach.
Here, Sportsmail gives the low point on the new man from Dortmund in charge and his journey in management so far …
Borussia Monchengladbach manager Marco Rose will take over at Dortmund next season
Made a name for himself in youth football
After retiring as a player at Mainz, he took on the leadership role of the squad’s reserve team before spending a season as senior manager of Lokomotive Leipzig in the Oberliga, the fifth tier of German football.
It was Rose’s move into youth football that really started to make a name for himself, although he made his way through Salzburg’s junior teams after moving to the city of Mozart in 2013.
His most remarkable achievement was undoubtedly guiding the Salzburg U18 team to an unexpected first-ever UEFA Youth League triumph in 2016-17, when the manager himself was just 40.
Rose’s talented squad beat Manchester City, Paris Saint-Germain, Atletico Madrid and Barcelona, before taking down a Benfica with players like Ruben Dias from Manchester City and Joao Felix from Atletico Madrid.
The talented manager (right) led Red Bull Salzburg’s U18 team to the UEFA Youth League title
Continue miracles with Salzburg’s first team
It didn’t take long for that triumph to be rewarded with the top job in Salzburg, taking over from Oscar Garcia for the 2017-18 season.
With his fast and energetic style, he would continue to work wonders in senior management, lead Salzburg to the Austrian title and alert future employers Dortmund to his strengths by beating them on his way to reaching the Europa League semi-finals in his first season.
Rose turned the Red Bull Arena into a fortress during his two seasons in charge, impressively not losing a single home game as he led them to another Austrian Bundesliga title before moving to Monchengladbach.
Although only together for a short time, Rose crossed paths with current Dortmund star Erling Haaland, who arrived in January 2019. The couple are believed to be in a good relationship, which bodes well if Haaland stays in Dortmund this season.
Rose was promoted to senior, won multiple titles, and remained undefeated throughout his time
Kept getting up in Monchengladbach
With Rose well on Dortmund’s radar, the manager opted to continue his development by taking over from Bundesliga rival Monchengladbach.
The manager made a remarkable start as boss, guiding the Foals to the top of Germany’s top flight in December before finally finishing in a Champions League place in his first season.
Rose, with his experience developing youth, has overseen the growth of two of the Bundesliga’s greatest talents, Marcus Thuram and Alassane Plea.
This season, Rose’s side Inter Milan and Shakhtar Donetsk pitched to a spot in the Champions League knockout stages and will now face Pep Guardiola’s Manchester City in the last sixteen. With the European scalp, Rose has claimed the Premier League throughout his career. leaders know it will not be an easy task.
After taking over at Monchengladbach, he developed them into one of the smartest in Germany
Influenced by former Dortmund manager Klopp
Europe’s worst kept secret is now out and Rose has been confirmed as BVB’s new head coach for 2021-22, the inevitable comparisons to longtime friend Jurgen Klopp, of whom he was a teammate for a season and then led by a player at Mainz.
But his tendency to occasionally wear a baseball hat on the sidelines isn’t the only thing he has in common with any of his predecessors. The offensive, urgent style of play and the new man’s emotional antics have clear shades of the Liverpool boss.
Klopp has also beamed approval to Rose in the past by once telling German TV, ‘I trust Marco in everything. Marco can have any job and could do any job, he really is the most hyped [coach] at this point everyone is asking for you. ‘
If Rose is going to achieve something like what Klopp did in Dortmund, he will surely become a fan favorite at the Signal Iduna Park.
Rose’s (left) playing style and charisma have hues from former BVB boss Jurgen Klopp (right)
The pair were teammates at Mainz for a season before Klopp took over as manager