Liverpool assistant manager named RB Salzburg boss

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Liverpool assistant manager Pepijn Lijnders has been named the new head coach of Red Bull Salzburg.

The 41-year-old, who joined Liverpool in 2014, will take up his role at the Austrian club this summer on a three-year contract.

Lijnders, currently in his second tenure at Anfield, was preparing to leave following Jurgen Klopp’s decision to step down.

The Dutchman expressed his desire to establish an attacking style of play at Salzburg, emphasizing that “passion and hunger for success are the basis of everything.”

Initially working under Brendan Rodgers, Lijnders continued to be a crucial part of Liverpool’s backroom staff after Klopp’s arrival in October 2015.

He briefly managed Dutch club NEC Nijmegen but returned to Liverpool seven months later to resume his previous role.

Liverpool’s development coach Vitor Matos will accompany Lijnders to the Austrian top-flight team as his assistant manager.