1. FC Köln will fill Frank Aehlig’s position. In the future, Lukas Berg will work together as Head of Football Administration together with Horst Heldt. The 27-year-old has been with FC since 2016 and has already supported Aehlig in his function as Project Leader Sport Digitalisation and with the implementation of the DFL Hygiene and Infection Protection Concept. He will work alongside Aehlig until the latter departs at the end of January.
“Lukas has earned an excellent reputation at Geißbockheim, with the various projects which he has taken the lead on for us. Along with that, he has taken over responsibility in the sporting sector at Bonner SC. We had very good discussions with him and are convinced that he will grow into the role. We want to go in this direction together,” said FC managing director, Horst Heldt.
“I am very thankful for the trust of those responsible at Geißbockheim. The new task is a great chance and challenge at the same time, one which I take on full of motivation. To develop at the side of Horst Heldt is a huge opportunity to learn from someone who has year-long experience in professional football. I am also pleased that Frank Aehlig is by my side in order to familiarise myself as quickly as possible,” said Lukas Berg.
Lukas Berg was born on 15th August 1993 in Bergisch Gladbach and grew up in Köln-Dellbrück. Along with his sport management course, he completed an internship at FC in the corporate finance sector. At the end of that, Berg became a work student and has been employed by FC since 2017. Initially, he worked in member service, followed by positions as project manager CRM & Sales Control and most recently as project manager CRM & Sport Digitisation. He has also been working at Bonner SC as U17 head coach, before then becoming Head of Youth Scouting and Sporting Development as well as Head Scout.