Max is a football expert and he has a fantastic network. He is a well respected name in the industry, both in Germany and internationally. During his many years at Mönchengladbach, he demonstrated how to build a club and how one can find solutions during difficult moments. He has proven himself as an expert in the transfer market and that he can also nurture talent.
Mintzlaff said RB Leipzig had secured their "dream candidate" for the Sporting Director role, which has been absent since Markus Krösche took on the same role at Eintracht Frankfurt in June 2021.
Ready to return
"After his press conference in January this year, I contacted Max to send my best wishes," he said. "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."
"It has taken us a while to fill this position, which has been vacant for almost one and a half years. It was always important for us to find someone who can develop RB Leipzig in the long term and to find someone who can take the club to the next level. This exactly what we have found in Max."