Stephan Reiter and Christoph Freund extend deals

Management duo sign until 2026

The serial Austrian champions are ensuring for continuity in the club's management. The contracts of general manager Stephan Reiter and sporting director Christoph Freund have been renewed and extended until at least 30 June 2026.

The pair of Salzburg men have together guided FC Red Bull Salzburg for more than five years. While Stephan Reiter takes overall responsibility for the club as general manager, Christoph Freund pulls the strings on a football level. The very successful period in their charge so far has seen four doubles won in a row and the last 16 of the UEFA Champions League reached last season.

Harald Lürzer, FC Red Bull Salzburg chairman, says on the two key personalities:

For over five years, Stephan Reiter and Christoph Freund have been guiding the fortunes of our club. They have together managed to make Salzburg a leading destination for the biggest talents in football. Stephan and Christoph have deep roots in Salzburg and working for our club is a real passion for them. I am therefore really pleased we have been able to extend both their contracts until 2026

Harald Lürzer

 It's a great privilege for me to be a part of FC Red Bull Salzburg. I come to the Red Bull Arena with a smile on my face every day. Our story is not over yet by a long way, and we want to continue establishing our club on the international stage together with Christoph and our board under our chairman, Harald Lürzer.

Stephan Reiter

As a Salzburg man, being able to work at a club with such a set-up operating at such a high level is just so much fun. I identify myself 100 percent with FC Red Bull Salzburg and the path we have followed for several years. We are a unit on the pitch and also at all the levels of the club, which is an important foundation of our successes in recent years.

Christoph Freund