Rangnick to Leave RB Leipzig

Ralf Rangnick will leave RB Leipzig on July 1, the Bundesliga club have announced, and Markus Krosche has been appointed as the club's new sporting director.

The club confirmed the news in a statement, saying: "Markus Krosche is the club's new sporting director for the upcoming season. The 38-year-old arrives from newly-promoted Paderborn and has signed a contract until June 30, 2022.

"In addition, the two clubs have agreed a long-term partnership. The fee, at both clubs' behest, will remain undisclosed.

"Current sporting director Ralf Rangnick, at his own request, will become Head of Sport and Development Soccer at Red Bull from July 1. The 60-year-old will have an advisory role for football clubs in New York, Brazil and Leipzig."

Rangnick had been sporting director at Leipzig since June 2012, when he held the same post at both Leipzig and Red Bull Salzburg.

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