After the dismissal of Bruno Labbadia in August 2013, Thomas Schneider became head coach of the VfB pros - and Domenico Tedesco (left) took over Schneider's place as U-17 coach.  In the summer of 2014, ex-professional Andreas Hinkel (right) joined as an assistant coach.  Photo: imago/Sportfoto Rudel

After the dismissal of Bruno Labbadia in August 2013, Thomas Schneider became head coach of the VfB pros – and Domenico Tedesco (left) took over Schneider’s place as U-17 coach. In the summer of 2014, ex-professional Andreas Hinkel (right) joined as an assistant coach. Photo: imago/Sportfoto Rudel

This Sunday, Domenico Tedesco and Andreas Hinkel meet VfB with RB Leipzig. The coaching duo has already shared a number of positions – including in Stuttgart.

It is not an ordinary game for the RB Leipzig coaching duo: When VfB Stuttgart (3.30 p.m. / live ticker) welcomes the Saxons to the Bundesliga opener in the Mercedes-Benz Arena this Sunday, it will come to Domenico Tedesco and Andreas Hinkel for a journey into your own past. For Hinkel, of course, simply because he made headlines at the beginning of his professional career between 2000 and 2006 at VfB as part of the Junge Wilde.

But both were already active as coaches for VfB when they caused a sensation with the Stuttgart U17s eight years ago. It was not the last joint coaching station. In our picture gallery we look back on the journey that Tedesco and Hinkel have taken together so far. Have fun clicking through.



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