Herbert Ilsanker to take new role in summer

Goalkeeping coach to become scout and youth coach

Herbert Ilsanker's long era as our Red Bulls' goalkeeping coach is coming to an end with the current season. The 56-year-old is to finish this work at his own request and move into a new role in the summer as a goalkeeper scout as well as a youth goalie coach.

Successor confirmed

Herbert Ilsanker has been on board with the Red Bulls from day one and has become a club icon not only due to his expertise, but also due to his unique character - which he is now to apply to a new role.

The successor of Ilse as goalkeeping coach has been confirmed. 37-year-old Sebastian Baumgartner from Salzburg, who has worked with Herbert Ilsanker since 2022/23, is to take over in the summer.

Herbert Ilsanker made the decision in regard to his health, above all, commenting:

Over the past few years, pain in my knee and back have not made daily work on the training pitch easier. I am still healthy and feel good, which makes it a good time to take on a new role that is less physically demanding, and which I can look forward to. It's great after so many years to have been able to work with my successor for over a year. In my last months as goalkeeping coach, I will do everything I can to end the season successfully with FC Red Bull Salzburg.

Sporting director Bernhard Seonbuchner voiced his respect for the club legend's decision, saying:

The discussions with Herbert were very pleasant and constructive - and they led to a very positive solution for all sides, with Ilse staying and supporting us in scouting and developing goalkeepers.