By Julie Glass

The Union have found a new sporting director/aka big boss: Ernst Tanner.

He’s a 51-year-old native of Traunstein, Germany and comes to Philly following 24 years with three European clubs: TSV 1860 Munich, TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Red Bull Salzburg.

Tanner will oversee and guide all Union technical and soccer-related decisions, working closely with the Union First Team, Bethlehem Steel FC and the Union Academy.

He will start with the Union in mid-to-late September, following the completion of his duties with RB Salzburg as well as the finalization of the immigration process.