Sports director Max Eberl from RB Leipzig has denied talks with FC Bayern. “I’ve gotten to the point that I only work with facts. The fact is: I have a contract in Leipzig. The fact is: There was no meeting with Bayern Munich. The fact that I’m in contact with Uli Hoeneß from time to time is known. But we never talked about this topic. It is also a fact that we are currently building very intensively on the RB squad for the new season, “said Eberl in the SID-Interview.
Bayern announced the separation of CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic on Saturday after winning the championship. While Jan-Christian Dreesen was immediately confirmed as Kahn’s successor, the post of sports director is still vacant. Eberl, once active as a player in Munich, was quickly traded as a candidate. Red Bull boss Oliver Mintzlaff had recently in the sports picture denied.
“It’s an exciting topic. In general, rumors in football are inflated incredibly big without any basis in fact. It’s well known that I have a connection to Bayern Munich, it’s my footballing cradle. I also have a connection to the city and also to Uli Hoeneß. That’s why my name is quickly associated with Bayern,” said Eberl before the DFB Cup final on Saturday (8 p.m. / ZDF and Sky) against Eintracht Frankfurt.
Eberl took office in December of the previous year after leaving Borussia Mönchengladbach in January 2022.