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RB Leipzig closing in on new sporting director

By Henrik Petersen

RB Leipzig are expecting to announce their new sporting director 'very soon'.

Oliver Mintzlaff.
Oliver Mintzlaff.Photo: GEPA Pictures/Roger Petzsche

RB Leipzig are closing in on on the appointment of a new sporting director, club CEO Oliver Mintzlaff has revealed.


Markus Krösche left the job to move to Eintracht Frankfurt at the end of last season, and Leipzig are yet to confirm his successor.

However, speaking in an interview posted on the club's website, Mintzlaff reveals that Krösche's replacement could be announced very soon.

"I've said since Markus Krösche's departure that we will look for a new sporting director, and nothing has changed. It should be obvious that we would have a suitable sporting director start today rather than tomorrow," said Mintzlaff and added:

"For us, however, finding the right person for the role is still a much more important factor. We’ve taken the time to do this in recent months and we will not allow ourselves to be hurried – quality is taking priority over time here.

"I can confirm however that we are currently in productive discussions and have the feeling that we've identified the right candidates for our club and our philosophy. We are confident that we will be welcoming the new sporting director here very soon."


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