It is a disciple of Jürgen Klopp who will lead Borussia Dortmund into the 2021/22 Bundesliga season. Marco Rose, confirmed as the permanent successor to the sacked Lucien Favre, favours the intense pressing approach with which Klopp has based his own successes as a manager. After building his reputation as the promising coach of Red Bull Salzburg, Rose most recently succeeded in leading Borussia Mönchengladbach into the knockout stages of the Champions League.
In Thomas Tuchel, who himself succeeded Klopp at Dortmund, Julian Nagelsmann, Rose and more, German football has provided three of the coaches expected to largely shape European football in the coming years. Rose – aged 44 when his latest career move was confirmed – also featured under Klopp at Mainz during his 15-year playing career. “He shaped all of us,” he has said of his former boss. “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 Jürgen.”