Our new sporting director is to be Bernhard Seonbuchner. The 40-year-old German is leaving his role as head of the Red Bull Football Academy on 1 September 2023 to join the Red Bulls and has signed a contract running until 30 June 2026.
Familiar with our philosophy
Bernhard Seonbuchner has worked in various positions in our academy and FC Liefering since 2010. After several coaching and co-ordinating jobs, with numerous league titles collected along the way, Seonbuchner, who earned a UEFA coaching pro license in 2017, took the role of head of youth football at our club.
Around three years later, the German made the next step up to take on responsibility for football at the Red Bull Football Academy, our Youth League team as well as at FC Liefering, FC Red Bull Salzburg's co-operation partner.
Bernhard Seonbuchner will now succeed Christoph Freund as sporting director for the serial champions.
Official presentation in September
Bernhard Seonbuchner will be officially introduced in a press conference at the start of September (date to be announced).