Austrian League runners-up Red Bull Salzburg have made two sensational appointments for the next season: Lothar Matthäus will be team’s new coach while Italian legend Giovanni Trapattoni will serve as the club’s general director.
Their primary objective will be to lead the Austrian club into next year’s Champions’ League and to “take it to even greater heights”, as the club’s president Dieter Mateschitz put it. “I’m coming to Salzburg to make something great happen” said Trapattoni, who coached Matthäus at Inter Milan and Bayern Munich.
While Austrian football has not been very successful in Europe in recent years, Salzburg may be onto something here. They’re rumoured to be looking at adding 1 or 2 high calibre players to further boost the squad and we really hope this may help them reach the heights they last experienced in 1994, when they got to the final of the UEFA Cup (but were beaten by Inter Milan).