Before the Reds’ vital transfer window, the 59-year-old German has been named as Julian Ward’s replacement at Anfield.
Jorg Schmadtke was a surprise among all the candidates mentioned recently for the position of sporting director at Liverpool, it is fair to say. He wasn’t a popular or obvious choice, that much is certain.
The 59-year-old, though, has been appointed Julian Ward’s replacement at Anfield as a result of a Tuesday statement. He has a short-term contract in place that will start in June when the summer transfer window opens.
It will have an extension option if both parties desire it, and Schmadtke can anticipate starting to be quite busy as Liverpool looks to make substantial roster additions in the upcoming weeks. The club has set its sights on players like Alexis Mac Allister, Mason Mount, and Ryan Gravenberch, and work on securing summer contracts has already begun.