Co-founder of football philosophy and mentor of RB Leipzig. Ralf Rangnick, Helmut Gross, died at the age of 77. This was announced by the Saxon Bundesliga club. “Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends,” said a post on Network X (formerly Twitter).

RB Leipzig is shocked

“The unexpected death of Helmut Gross shocked and deeply affected me. He was a football lover who inspired and influenced a generation of football coaches. Hellmuth accompanied Ralf Rangnick very closely as a mentor for many years and together they created our Red Bull football. developed and turned into a sign of quality,” said Leipzig Supervisory Board Chairman Oliver Mintzlaff.

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Gross accompanied Rangnick and Markus Gisdol as a mentor throughout their careers. But coaches such as Julian Nagelsmann, Thomas Tuchel and Roger Schmidt were also influenced by the Swabian team. The football visionary worked for RB Leipzig from 2012 to 2019. He also worked for TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and VfB Stuttgart. (dpa/how)

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  • X-account from RB Leipzig

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