Bayern Munich Announce Vincent Kompany as The Club’s New Manager


Bayern Munich have announced former Vincent Kompany as the club’s new manager.

The Bavarian’s club statement confirming the appointment of the former Burnley boss as the new manager reads;

”FC Bayern have confirmed Vincent Kompany as their new head coach,” the club statement reads.

The statement adds Kompany has signed a three-year contract with the Bundesliga giants and take charge of the dugout at Allianz Arena with immediate effect.

“The 38-year-old has agreed a contract with the German record champions through to 30 June 2027.”

Making a case for the groundbreaking transition in the club’s dugout, Bayern Munich CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen said the club had agreed Vincent Kompany is the right man for the job.

He cited the innovativeness of the 38-year-old as one of the qualities that made the club ditch other candidates for the Belgian.

“All of us at the club agree that Vincent Kompany is the right coach for FC Bayern and we are very much looking forward to working with him. Max Eberl and Christoph Freund have worked tirelessly and meticulously to find a coach who will lead FC Bayern to success and continue to develop the club with new ideas. Vincent Kompany represents exactly the togetherness and team spirit that we need.”

Reacting to his appointment as Bayern Munich manager, Vincent Kompany said he is honored to work with the club – one of the biggest football institutions in the world – and will be looking forward to building a team and leading the charge for success.

”I’m looking forward to the challenge of FC Bayern. It’s a great honor to be able to work for this club – FC Bayern is an institution in international football. As a coach, you have to stand for what you are as a character: I love having the ball, and being creative – but we also have to be aggressive and courageous on the pitch. I’m now looking forward to the basics: working with the players and building a team. Once the basis is right, success will follow.”

Futballnews understands Bayern Munich turned to Vincent Kompany after they suffered setbacks on three shortlisted candidates to replace immediate past manager Thomas Tuchel.

They went for former manager Julian Nagelsmann but could not broker a deal as the latter chose to sign a new contract with the German national team.

They also approached former Manchester United caretaker manager and Austri manager Ralf Rangnick and were turned down.

Bundesliga-winning Bayer Leverkusen manager Xabi Alonso also made the cut but the move crashed after the latter chose to continue with Bayer Leverkusen.

It is understood the setbacks forced the Bundesliga giants to go for Vincent Kompany, who got relegated back to Championship with Burnley after leading the club to the English top-flight in his first season.

From the English second division to managing one of the biggest clubs in the German top-flight and Europe is a staggering managerial leap for the Belgian; one he has taken up in good faith despite doubts he will succeed in the role.


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