Bayern appoint Reschke as technical director

Bayern Munich have appointed Michael Reschke as their new technical director, the Bundesliga champions have announced.

The 56-year-old has joined from rivals Bayer Leverkusen, where he had been working in recent years as general manager. Reschke will report to director of sport Matthias Sammer.

Reschke had spent a total of 35 years with Leverkusen in various roles and will now provide support to Sammer, who has welcomed his appointment.

I'm delighted that Michael Reschke will be strengthening us. I have known him and respected him for a very, very long time.

It was my expressed desire to create this new position at Bayern Munich and for Michael Reschke to fill it.

I know that we are gaining an expert colleague and I'm looking forward to working with him.

– Bayern Munich director of sport Matthias Sammer