Markus Krösche is the club's new Sporting Director for the upcoming season. The 38-year-old arrives from newly-promoted SC Paderborn 07 and has signed a contract until 30th June 2022. In addition, the two clubs have agreed a long-term partnership. The fee, at both clubs' behest, will remain undisclosed.
Current Sporting Director Ralf Rangnick, at his own request, will become Head of Sport and Development Soccer at Red Bull from 1st July. The 60-year-old will have an advisory role for football clubs in New York, Brazil and Leipzig. Assistant Coach & Videoanalyst Lars Kornetka will also leave his position to join Rangnick at Red Bull.
Moritz Volz has also joined the club as assistant coach. The 36-year-old ex-professional player, who made 125 Premier League appearances for Fulham, will join Julian Nagelsmann's team and has signed a contract until 2022.
- "We're pleased that we were able to secure Markus Krösche as our sporting director. I'd like to thank SC Paderborn once again for the trusting, constructive and open talks with their club officials. In future, there will be a long-term partnership between our two clubs. Markus Krösche is also the absolute preferred candidate of Ralf Rangnick, and with his appointment, we're getting a proven expert, who recently had great success in his work with SC Paderborn. We're convinced that he will, together with Julian Nagelsmann, continue on the path we have already embarked upon."
- "I'm looking forward to a new and exciting challenge at RB Leipzig, as well as working together with the whole team. The talks with the club officials convinced me and aided my decision to make the next step here, as well as to also further my own personal development. Through my work, I'd like to make sure that we continue to establish ourselves nationally and internationally, and celebrate more successes together."
- Birthday: 17th September 1980
- Career clubs: SV Werder Bremen (07/1998 until 06/2001) | SC Paderborn (07/2001 until 06/2014)
- Stats: 192 2. Bundesliga games | 183 Regionalliga matches | 18 DFB-Pokal fixtures | One cap for the Germany U21s | SC Paderborn's record appearance maker with 372 appearances for the club
- Clubs coached: SC Paderborn II (07/2014 until 06/2015)
- Positions as assistant coach: Bayer 04 Leverkusen (07/2015 until 03/2017)
- Positions as a club official: 03/2017 until 06/2019 Sporting Director at SC Paderborn
- Other: Football coach license from the DFB | Degree in Business Studies