Markus Krösche will take over from Fredi Bobic as director of sport at Eintracht Frankfurt for the new season. The Hessians announced on Saturday.
Krösche had recently terminated his contract as sports director at Frankfurt’s league rivals RB Leipzig at the end of the season. At Eintracht, the 40-year-old ex-professional receives a contract until 2025. Bobic will also move ahead of schedule as managing director to Berlin for the first division Hertha BSC for the coming season.
“I would like to help ensure that the success story of this traditional club can continue to be written in the future,” said Krösche, explaining his decision to become involved with the Champions League candidate.
For Frankfurt’s supervisory board chairman Philipp Holzer, Krösche, who gained management experience at today’s second division club SC Paderborn and made it to the upper house with East Westphalia in 2018, is the perfect solution as the successor to Bobic: “His commitment is an absolute hit . “
By reaching an agreement with Krösche, Eintracht closed one of two important construction sites in key positions. For the new season, Frankfurt is still looking for a successor for coach Adi Hütter, who is moving to league rivals Borussia Mönchengladbach. Oliver Glasner from VfL Wolfsburg is the big favorite, although the 46-year-old Austrian is still under contract with the Wolves until 2022.