Salihamidzic’s successor: FC Bayern confirmed – Eberl becomes new sports director

As of: February 26, 2024 6:42 p.m

Max Eberl becomes the new sports director at FC Bayern Munich. The record champions announced this on Monday. Eberl receives a contract until June 30, 2027.

It had been an open secret for weeks. Max Eberl becomes the new sports director at FC Bayern Munich. The record champions announced this on Monday. Eberl, who has a contract until June 30, 2027, will belatedly succeed Hasan Salihamidzic, who was dismissed last May.

Eberl approaches his new task with “respect and humility”.

The FC Bayern supervisory board voted unanimously in favor of Eberl, a native of Lower Bavaria. “We are very pleased to have hired Max Eberl as our new sports director. He not only brings decades of experience in football management, but also started playing football at FC Bayern and became a professional here. We are convinced of that “that he will successfully shape and shape the future of this club,” FC Bayern President Herbert Hainer is quoted as saying in a club press release.

Eberl will take office on March 1st. “I spent my entire childhood and youth at FC Bayern and in Munich, so it is something special for me to now return to the club where it all began in a new role,” said Eberl: “The job as sports director is a big challenge that I will tackle with a lot of respect and humility, but with even more anticipation.

Only the third sports director at FC Bayern

The 50-year-old is only the third sports director in the Munich club’s history after Salihamidzic and Matthias Sammer (2012 to 2016). He was considered the preferred candidate of long-time Bayern patron Uli Hoeneß and, in addition to the search for a successor to coach Thomas Tuchel, is expected to drive change in the professional team.

FC Bayern is paying a rumored transfer fee of 4.5 million euros to his former club RB Leipzig for his ex-player. Before his job at the Saxons, Eberl worked successfully for Borussia Mönchengladbach for several years. In his youth, with the second team and with the professionals (one Bundesliga game) he wore the Bayern jersey for 15 years.

Max Eberl will be officially introduced on Tuesday, 11 a.m. BR24Sport shows the press conference with the new sports director in a live stream.

FC Bayern is reducing the board of directors to just three positions

In addition to the appointment of Max Eberl, FC Bayern has decided on another change for the board. In the future, only three men will be in charge there. In addition to CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen, Michael Diederich as his deputy and responsible for finance and sales and Max Eberl as the new sports director make up the management team of FC Bayern AG.