40-year-old German joins the Terriers
- Olaf Rebbe to join Town as Sporting Director
- New recruit to start his role on 1 June 2018
- Rebbe to work alongside Head Coach David Wagner
Huddersfield Town can confirm that Olaf Rebbe will join the club as Sporting Director on 1 June 2018.
The 40-year-old German will join the Terriers after he recently worked at VfL Wolfsburg, where he held a similar position in the last 18 months.
As Sporting Director, Rebbe will work closely with Head Coach David Wagner and report to the Board on the recruitment of players and the monitoring of football operations such as scouting, analysis, sports science and medicine.
Rebbe will also work closely with Academy Manager Leigh Bromby to drive the development of the Club's youth system in its new form.
Olaf was born in Waiblingen in southwestern Germany and eventually moved with his family to northern Germany.
His first job in professional football followed in 2004, when he moved to SV Werder Bremen where he held various positions. In addition, he worked on football operations for FIFA at the 2006 World Cup and for UEFA at the 2008 European Championship.
Olaf followed Managing Director Klaus Allofs to VfL Wolfsburg in 2012, working as Head of Sport before being appointed the Bundesliga’s second youngest Sporting Director at the end of 2016.