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Sandro Schwarz (Photo courtesy New York Red Bulls)

New York Red Bulls hire Sandro Schwarz as their new manager

Just one month after announcing their farewell to head coach Troy Lesesne, the New York Red Bulls have found their next man up. The team announced that Sandro Schwarz will take the reigns this upcoming season, just in time for the MLS SuperDraft.

The German native spent his playing days in the Bundesliga and the German 2 Bundesliga, starting with his hometown club, FSV Mainz 05, then RW Essen, and SV Wehen, before retiring with Wehen Wiesbaden in 2009.

Red Bulls' Head of Sport, Jochen Schneider, spoke on Schwarz's signing.

“We are very pleased to welcome Sandro [Schwarz] to the club,” Schneider said. “Sandro is a great leader that fits our culture and his head coaching experience in Europe fits with what we are trying to accomplish. We are excited to get him here and begin to work towards success in 2024.”

Schwarz started his managerial career as an assistant manager with Wehen Wiesbaden for four years before he became manager for FC Eschborn in 2013. Other teams managed include Dynamo Moscow and most recently Hertha BSC.

“I look forward to joining the club and getting started soon,” Schwarz said. “I have a lot of motivation to accomplish many great things with this club and I am excited to get to work for the upcoming season.”

During Schwarz’s time with FC Dynamo Moscow, he amassed a record of 32-17-8 over two seasons, leading them to their first top-three finish in 14 years.

The Red Bulls look forward to the passion and skill Schwarz offers and are ready to welcome him to Harrison, NJ, with open arms.

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