Bayern Munich hire RB Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund

19 July 2023 - 3:11 am


Big news from Germany – Red Bull Salzburg sporting director Christoph Freund to replace Bayern Munich’s Hassan Salihamidi, according to Florian Plettenberg strange. The 46-year-old scouted Erling Haaland for the Austrian champions and will apparently fill his role from September, after the transfer window closes.

While that won’t necessarily affect the course of this window, with certain targets already signed and Bayern moving all in on Harry Kane, it shows that Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have hearts and minds. There is some kind of long-term strategy. Acquiring an experienced SD like Freund at this stage is a good sign and fans will hope he can bring strong talent to the team as he has done in the Red Bull system over the years.

With this appointment, the top shakeup that began with the firing of Julian Nagelsmann in March will more or less complete. Nagelsmann, Kahn and Brazzo are all gone, and their replacements appear set to stay.

What will Bayern Munich look like in the next few years? Well, if Christopher Freund is that guy, you’re looking at someone who will have a big impact on this outcome.


It’s not that anyone doubts it, but the move has been officially announced.

Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen: “We are delighted to bring in such an experienced and successful sporting director as Christoph Freund to Bayern Munich. He is the right man to strengthen the team in the future with Thomas Tuchel’s coaching staff and technical director Marco Knepp.Christoph Freund is doing well at Red Bull Salzburg , it has been agreed that he will still be fully planning the current transfer period with his long-term employers and will not join us until early September. We would also like to take this opportunity to thank Managing Director Stephan Reiter for his constructive talks. “

Christoph Freund: “After my meeting with the Bayern Munich management, it was clear to me that I wanted to take on this new challenge. I’m really looking forward to doing my best and giving my all from September 1 “Energy and passion to ensure the continued success of this club in terms of sport in the future, to continue to rank among the world’s top teams, and to inspire the fans with attractive football. It is important to me that the club has its own identity, This is what Bayern Munich stands for without a doubt. I am very grateful to Salzburg for these 17 successful and exciting years and I will remain loyal to the club during this transfer period.”