RB Leipzig have today announced the appointment of Max Eberl as their new sporting director on a long-term contract, effective from 15 December 2022. The 48-year-old held the same position at Borussia Mönchengladbach from October 2008 until January 2021, leaving his role for a break.
“I’m very happy that we can now announce my move to RB Leipzig,” said Eberl. “I’m grateful for the time I needed to recover and I feel ready and full of energy again to want to work in football.
“I’m coming to a club that has developed rapidly in recent years, is very ambitious and stands for a clear football philosophy. There is huge potential here, in the entire club and region.
“Using and developing this potential is an incredibly attractive task for me. Similarly, my conversations over the last few weeks with RB Leipzig and Oliver Mintzlaff were also positive, and the fact that the club totally respected my decision to take a break until after the World Cup just made it clear to me that I wanted to take his role on.”
It was reported in July that RB Leipzig were in negotiations with Eberl, who was still under contract at Gladbach, to become their new sporting director.