Austrian champion Red Bull Salzburg presented Ralf Rangnick as sports director and fellow German Roger Schmidt as head coach on Monday.

Also, former Liverpool and Aston Villa manager Gerard Houllier was appointed global sports director at Red Bull Soccer, which is present in Salzburg; New York; Leipzig, Germany; Brazil and Ghana.

Rangnick stepped down as Schalke coach in September because of fatigue, months after leading the club to the semifinals of the Champions League.

Schmidt, who worked with Paderborn in Germany's second division last season, replaced Dutchman Ricardo Moniz who unexpectedly resigned as head coach after leading Salzburg to the Austrian league and cup titles.