All change at Salzburg
Frenchman Gerard Houllier and highly-regarded German coach Ralf Rangnick have joined the management of Red Bull Salzburg, the Austrian double winners announced on Sunday.
The club, who are owned by the Austrian billionaire Dietrich Mateschitz and his Red Bull brand, have also unveiled a new coach in the shape of German Roger Schmidt.
Houllier, 64, who has previously coached the French national team and has also managed English sides Liverpool and Aston Villa, has been given the title of sporting director general in charge of football with Red Bull, the club announced in a statement.
After nine months out of the game, Rangnick, who turns 54 on 29 June, will work as sporting director for Salzburg as well as for German fourth-tier side RB Leipzig, who also belong to the energy drink dynasty.
Return for Rangnick
Rangnick blamed burn-out after choosing to quit Bundesliga club Schalke just six games into last season, and then turned down an offer to manage Premier League club West Bromwich Albion earlier this month.
Last season he led Schalke to the German Cup and also took the Gelsenkirchen outfit to the semi-finals of the UEFA Champions League, while he has previously had spells in charge of Stuttgart, Hannover and Hoffenheim.
The 45-year-old Schmidt leaves his position as coach of German second tier side SC Paderborn to become coach of the Austrian side.
Schmidt replaces the Dutchman Ricardo Moniz, who unexpectedly departed his post this month despite having a year remaining on his contract. The newly-appointed trio will be unveiled at a press conference in Salzburg on Monday.