Pepijn Lijnders will take over as coach from the summer

The next coach of our Red Bulls is called Pepijn Lijnders and his team from FC Liverpool. The 41-year-old Dutchman had been there for years Jurgen Klopp’s assistant coach. Pep Lijnders signed with us A three-year contract and will be a team consisting of Start of preparation for 2024/25 take it

Coaching career at top clubs

In his previous coaching career, Pep Lijnders has worked not only as a coach but also in various positions. Experience in many top clubs Aggregation can Among others, he was head coach at NEC Nijmegen, youth coach at PSV Eindhoven and FC Porto, academy coach at the Reds and long-time assistant coach at Liverpool FC. Won UEFA Champions League title in 2018/19 and Championship title in 2019/20 In the Premier League.

Official presentation at the start of training

He joins the Portuguese Vitor Matos will serve as the new assistant coach For us in Salzburg. The 36-year-old is a long-time teammate of Matos Lijnders, with whom he has already worked closely at Porto and Liverpool.

Pep Lijnders will be officially introduced as the head coach of our Red Bulls team. A press conference about the start of training in mid-June.


Pepijn Lijnders managed to win our absolute dream candidate for the coaching position at FC Red Bull Salzburg. He is a great football expert and, through his qualities in developing players, helped shape a very successful time at Liverpool FC. The conversations with him were great, there was a lot of agreement about the way we operate, what we represent as a club and where we want to go together. That is why we are looking forward to spending time together with him, but we will do everything we can to finish the current season as successfully as possible.

Game director Bernard Schönbuchner

I am very proud to be the new head coach of FC Red Bull Salzburg. It is a real privilege for me. After PSV Eindhoven, FC Porto and Liverpool FC, I now move to another exceptional club with a good organization and particular focus on youth development. I want to create a mentality with the team that puts more emphasis on an attacking style of play and where passion and hunger for success underpins everything.

Together with my assistant coach Vitor Matos and the entire support team, we will do everything we can to help the club continue to grow in the ever-changing world of football. My family had visited the city before and enjoyed its beauty and the friendliness of the people. That was the last and most important step for me in choosing FC Red Bull Salzburg.

Pepijn Lijnders

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