- Associated Press - Thursday, June 5, 2014

MUNICH (AP) - Bayern Munich has signed Michael Reschke as technical director from Bundesliga rival Bayer Leverkusen.

Bayern says on its website that the 56-year-old Reschke starts in the newly created position on July 1, having been hired at the request of sporting director Matthias Sammer.

Reschke, who spent 35 years at Leverkusen, will assist Sammer in player dealings and transfers, junior teams and scouting. For the last 10 years Reschke was in charge of managing Leverkusen’s squad.

Leverkusen says he will be succeeded by the 32-year-old Jonas Boldt, who had been in charge of scouting at the club for the last 11 years.

Leverkusen finished fourth in the Bundesliga this past season, while Bayern won the league and German Cup double.

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