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Eberl named new RB Leipzig sporting director

By Rune Gjerulff   @runegjerulff

Max Eberl will take on the vacant position as RB Leipzig sporting director on December 15.
Max Eberl.
Max Eberl.
Max Eberl has officially been named new RB Leipzig sporting director.

The former Gladbach boss will begin his work in Leipzig on December 15 after signing a long-term deal.

"I’m really happy that my move to RB Leipzig has been announced today. I am thankful for the time I was given to recover; I feel ready and have the strength needed to want to work in football again," said Eberl, who left his job as Gladbach sporting director in January due to mental exhaustion.

"I’m coming to a club that has developed incredibly over the last few years, is really ambitious and stands for a clear style of football. There’s so much potential here, both at the club and in the whole region."

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff commented:

"We have acquired our dream candidate for the role of sporting director in Max Eberl. We have been in talks for some time with Max but we have also been aware of his difficult personal situation. We are therefore delighted that we can start working together from December.

"After his press conference in January this year, I contacted Max to send my best wishes. I reached out a little while after, but he expressed the view that he needed a break from football and that he needed some time to himself, but we arranged to get back in touch with each other in the summer. From there, Max confirmed that he would be interested in our proposition but that he did not want to get involved before 1st July 2023. This somewhat opened the door for us and we are delighted that we have come to the agreement to begin in mid-December."

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