The 42-year-old coach has been with Hoffenheim since 2008 and will now reunite with manager Julian Nagelsmann. Rechner worked with Nagelsmann between 2013 and 2019, before the latter moved on to RB Leipzig and then Die Roten. "Michael's move to Munich marks the end of nothing less than an era here," said Hoffenheim director of football Alexander Rosen.
The 44-year-old Slot has only been in management since 2019, when he took over at AZ Alkmaar before moving on to Feyenoord from the start of the 2021/22 season. This season Feyenoord are two points clear at the top of the table. Slot's impressive start to management has attracted the attention of Leeds, and bookies swiftly slashed his price to 4/6 to take the Elland Road job.
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