Mintzlaff Back to Red Bull Head of Global Soccer Position

RB Leipzig CEO Oliver Mintzlaff will be returning to a previous role as Head of Global Soccer following the imminent departure of Ralf Rangnick to AC Milan. The report coming from international football commentator Derek Rae comes as no surprise since Rangnick has been very vocal about joining the former Italian giant in their attempts at resurrecting their successful past.

The job itself has been somewhat mysterious to those on the outside of Red Bull. It is thought that the position over sees all four major teams owned and operated by Red Bull GmbH. Those teams include RB Leipzig (Germany), Red Bull Salzburg (Austria), New York Red Bulls (U.S.A.) and Red Bull Bragantino (Brazil). Under Rangnick the teams seemed to implement a over-arching philosophy of play that team managers interpreted in their own ways to achieve success.

Although it would appear that the role would create a synergy between the clubs, all road continue to lead to Leipzig and the Bundesliga. Both New York and Salzburg have played a key role in grooming players for the major European league with their best players shifting to East Germany year-after-year. Whether that will continue or change under Mintzlaff’s latest tenure remains to be seen.

Some of the top talent currently in the Leipzig squad have come from the sister clubs including Tyler Adams, Amadou Haidara and Hannes Wolf just to name a few. The likelihood of that continuing is to be expected and Mintzlaff will almost certainly be hoping to streamline the trend.

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