RB Leipzig has officially expressed interest in Max Eberl as the new sporting director at Borussia Mönchengladbach.
According to a Borussia spokesman on Tuesday, the first talks about a possible agreement between the Bundesliga clubs were "but not productive". RB managing director Oliver Mintzlaff, who, among other things, denied an already rumored start date for Eberl, said on Tuesday evening before the Leipzig DFB Cup game against Teutonia Ottensen on Sky broadcaster: "He said, yes, I can imagine that. We said, we can imagine."
Eberl would fit RB Leipzig "very well" and he was ready to get back on board. "But there is still a little more to it," emphasized Mintzlaff. Nothing is fixed yet.
Mintzlaff: "We are interested"
Mintzlaff denied that again. "We are interested in Max Eberl and yes, we have had initial talks. What is reported completely wrong, however, is that there is already an agreement and a starting date. Of course we informed Gladbach of our interest, which is no more and no less happened so far," said Mintzlaff of "Bild". "The status is: Yes, there is interest, but details have not been clarified," he also emphasized on Sky and also replied to the reporter: "Mr. Wasserpuller, I'm surprised if you know what we don't know yet."
Eberl had declared at the beginning of the year that he would no longer be able to carry out his job as head of sport at Borussia. "The Max Eberl person is exhausted and tired. I no longer have the strength to do this job the way the club needs it," Eberl said on January 28 and said that "there's nothing more to do with this football". want. Since then, the contract with the Gladbachers, which is still valid until 2026 and wants a transfer fee for Eberl, has been suspended.
Eberl is the dream solution of the Saxons for Markus Krösche, who switched to Eintracht Frankfurt over a year ago. There has been contact between Mintzlaff and Eberl since July. Eberl is said to only want to start around the turn of the year, Mintzlaff hopes for a timely solution, at best on October 1st, reports the "Bild". At the same time, Mintzlaff is trying to find an alternative solution from abroad if there is no agreement on the Eberl matter.