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Pepijn Lijnders will coach the team starting in the summer

Pepijn Lijnders will coach the team starting in the summer

The Red Bulls' next coach has been called up Pepijn Lijnders comes from Liverpool FC. The 41-year-old Dutchman has been there for several years Assistant coach to Jurgen Klopp. Pep Lijnders signs with us Three-year contract The team will be with The beginning of preparation for the 2024/25 season He takes over.

His coaching career in major clubs

During his previous coaching career, Pep Lijnders was not only a coach but also worked at various other levels Experience in many major clubs Collecting ability. He was, among others, head coach at NEC Nijmegen, youth coach at PSV Eindhoven and VFC Porto, academy coach at the Reds and as a long-term assistant coach at Liverpool FC. Winning the Champions League title in 2018/19 and the Championship title in 2019/20 In the Premier League.

Formal presentation at the beginning of training

Comes with the Portuguese Vitor Matos, who will serve as the new assistant coach. Ours in Salzburg. The 36-year-old Matos is a long-time comrade of Leanders, having already worked closely with him at Porto and Liverpool.

The official introduction of Pep Lijnders as head coach of our Red Bulls will take place in an hour A press conference about the start of training in mid-June.


With Pepijn Lijnders we have managed to win our absolute dream candidate for the coaching position at Red Bull Salzburg. He is an outstanding football expert and, not least through his player development qualities, helped shape a very successful period at Liverpool FC. The conversations with him were excellent and there was a lot of agreement about the way we perform, what we stand for as a club, and where we want to go together. That's why we're really looking forward to spending time with him, but now we'll do everything we can to finish the season as successfully as possible.

Sports Director Bernhard Sjoenbuchner

I am very proud to become the new coach of Red Bull Salzburg. This is a real privilege for me. After PSV Eindhoven, Porto and Liverpool, I will now move to another exceptional club with a really good structure and a special focus on youth development. I want to develop a mentality with the team that focuses a lot on attacking play and where passion and the desire to succeed are the basis of everything.

Together with assistant coach Vitor Matos and the entire support team, we will do our best to help the club continue to grow in the ever-changing world of football. My family had visited the city before and were amazed by its beauty and the friendliness of the people. This was the final and important step for me in choosing Red Bull Salzburg.

Pippin Linders
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