Former Schalke 04 coach Ralf
Rangnick, linked with the top job at England's Tottenham
Hotspur, has been appointed sports director at Salzburg, the
Austrian double winners said on Sunday.
Rangnick, who will also be in charge of development at
sister club RB Leipzig in Germany is joined by former France and
Liverpool coach Gerard Houllier, who takes over as global football director for the company which owns Salzburg and several other
The cash-rich club, owned by the Red Bull energy drinks
company, also appointed Roger Schmidt, former coach of German
second division club Paderborn, as Salzburg's new head coach.
"Salzburg will tackle the new tasks and challenges with a
new team," the club said in a statement, saying more details
would be available at a news conference on Monday.
Salzburg have dominated Austrian football since the club was
taken over by Red Bull in 2005, winning the league four times in
the last six seasons. They also won their first Austrian Cup in
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