His tearful farewell to Borussia Mönchengladbach was highly emotional and hit the club to the core. But only eleven months after his voluntary retirement as Gladbach manager, Max Eberl is apparently returning to the Bundesliga. According to a media report, he is to become the new sports director at DFB Cup winners RB Leipzig. As the TV broadcaster Sky reported, the 48-year-old had given his commitment and should take up his post as Managing Director Sport on December 1st. The commitment of the former manager of the foals should be "promptly". Until then, the last contractual details would have to be finally clarified.
This would mean that Eberl would return to the Bundesliga eleven months after voluntarily leaving Gladbach. There has recently been increasing speculation about the 48-year-old joining RB Leipzig. Eberl is considered the preferred candidate of RB managing director Oliver Mintzlaff.
Eberl resigned as sporting director at Borussia at the end of January, citing health reasons. However, his contract, which ran until 2026, was not terminated, it was only suspended. The 48-year-old was still employed by Gladbach, but did not receive any salary.
In Leipzig, the ex-professional is closing a gap that has existed for more than a year and is ending a long search for a successor to Markus Krösche, who went to Eintracht Frankfurt.