• Fredi Bobic has signed a contract with Frankfurt that runs until 2019.
  • Bobic spent over four years at Stuttgart as the club's Director of Football.

Eintracht Franfkurt have announced that Fredi Bobic will succeed Heribert Bruchhagen as the club’s Chief Executive Officer of Sport.

Fresh from securing their top-flight survival by beating 1. FC Nürnberg in a two-legged play-off, the Eagles are already getting their affairs in order ahead of next season as they look to avoid a repeat of their 16th-place finish and have moved swiftly to replace Bruchhagen.

'Frankfurt are a big club'

Bobic, who made 285 appearances in the Bundesliga during his playing career with Hertha Berlin, Hannover 96, Borussia Dortmund and VfB Stuttgart, will be presented before the media on 1 June 2016.

“I’m very pleased with the confidence Eintracht Frankfurt’s Board of Directors have placed in me and with the very good and purposeful conversations we had,” said Bobic, who has been without a job since leaving his post of Director of Football at Stuttgart in September 2014. “Eintracht Frankfurt are a big club. I’m well aware of the big shoes my predecessor Heribert Bruchhagen has left me to fill. I promise to do everything within my power to bring success to the club.”