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Stuttgart appoint Reschke as sporting director

Michael Reschke has joined Stuttgart as a member of the board responsible for sport. Reschke spent three years at Bayern Munich and is one of Germany's most highly regarded scouts.

Stuttgart have appointed Michael Reschke as a member of the board responsible for sport. The club confirmed the news on Saturday, a day after it parted company with sporting director Jan Schindelmeiser.

"I am proud that we have been able to secure his services," the chairman of the club's supervisory board, Wolfgang Dietrich read in a statement posted on Stuttgart's website. "Also our team, the coaching staff and the team behind the team will profit from his experience."

"There are opportunities in life that you simply have to seize, and challenges you have to confront," Reschke said. "The applies perfectly to VfB Stuttgart... I have always seen myself as a 'servant' of the team and staff of my clubs and I hope to be able to fulfill the expectations and responsibilities in cooperation with the staff at VfB Stuttgart."

Reschke had joined Bayern from Bayer Leverkusen in 2014 and has played a key role in the transfers of Bernd Leno, Stefan Kiessling, Andre Schürrle, and Arturo Vidal, among others.

Reschke may have only spent three years at Bayern, but he was instrumental in bringing Joshua Kimmich, Douglas Costa, Kingsley Coman and recent signing, midfielder Corentin Tolisso, to the Allianz Arena.

The appointment is seen as a major coup for Stuttgart who have assembled a talented young squad in an attempt to maintain their Bundesliga status after winning Bundesliga 2 last season.

Stuttgart announced the free transfer of former Bayern defender Holger Badstuber on Friday. The Germany international has signed a one-year deal.

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