Burnley manager Vincent Kompany’s move to Bayern Munich is looking increasingly likely.

‘Bayern have reached a verbal agreement with Kompany’s representatives,’ Sky Sports reported on March 23 (KST). ‘Talks have begun between Bayern and Kompany’s former club Burnley,’ the report continued, ‘Kompany wants to become Bayern’s new manager and is confident he can take on the challenge. Finally, ‘Bayern are preparing a new staff. Of course, the deal is not yet finalized and could fall apart. We need a transfer fee to get Kompany”.

Bayern parted ways with Thomas Tuchel early on. In February, Bayern announced on their official website that Tuchel would only be with the club until the end of the season, stating that “Bayern and Tuchel will end their relationship this summer. ‘The club has mutually decided to terminate the relationship with Tuchel, which was originally scheduled to run until June 30, 2025, on June 30, 2024,’ Bayern said. This is the result of constructive discussions between CEO Jan Christian Dresen and Tuchel. In a public statement, Tuchel said: 안전놀이터 “We have agreed to end our cooperation at the end of this season. Until then, I will continue to do everything with the staff to maximize our success.”

It was not surprising.

Bayern upgraded their squad this season with the signings of Kim Min-Jae and Harry Kane, but they finished at the bottom of the table. The DFB-Pokal packed their bags after early defeats to lower league teams and missed out on the league title they had won for 11 consecutive seasons. They lost to Leverkusen for the 12th straight time. They also failed to reach the final of the Champions League, their last pride. Tuchel was at odds with his players throughout the season and was heavily criticized for playing players he didn’t understand. There was talk of him staying on, but in the end, he decided to part ways.

Bayern began their search for a new coach in February. As one of the top clubs in the world, it seemed like there would be no shortage of candidates. But the reality was a different story. Xabi Alonso, the first choice, chose to stay at Leverkusen. Roberto De Zerbi didn’t even have a chance to negotiate with Brighton. Julian Nagelsmann had been tipped to make a comeback in a year’s time, but he instead opted to sign a contract extension with the German national team. Another candidate, Julen Lopetegui, has prioritized the English Premier League, while former Man United boss Ralph Rangnick, a last-minute candidate, has been dismissed by fans.

Bayern have been linked with former Turkiye national team coach Stefan Koontz, former Wolverhampton boss Julen Lopetegui and Manchester United manager Eric ten Haag, but they have also fallen out of favor.

The situation is not easy.

Deutsche Athletik looked at the case of Unai Emery as an example of why big names are rejecting Bayern. After leading Aston Villa to the Champions League, Emery was approached by Bayern. According to Deutsche Athletik, Emery turned down the offer early on because some Bayern executives were uncomfortable with him publicly expressing his views and displeasure. Honorary president Uli Hoeneß and others have been outspoken in their criticism of Nagelsmann, Tuchel and others. Add to that Bayern’s reluctance to give the coach full power.

Nevertheless, the search for a coach continued. Kompany is the latest name to emerge. On July 21, Sky Sports Germany reported that Bayern are considering Kompany. Kompany, who has been in charge of Burnley since 2022, was highly touted after winning promotion last season, but was relegated to the Championship after just one season, finishing 19th. Kompany is a legend at City, where he played for more than a decade. The four-time title winner has been described by Pep Guardiola as having “the talent to be a great coach”. 온라인 슬롯 The former Anderlecht player-manager and Burnley player-manager is currently under contract with Burnley until 2028. Burnley are also keen to keep him. However, a Bayern offer could sway them. Kompany played for Hamburg from 2006 to 2008.

Denis Aogo, who played with him at Hamburg, told Sky Sports: “When I played with him at Hamburg, he was a young but very clever top soccer player. Even then I expected him to have a great coaching career,” he said. “I am 100% sure he will go to Bayern. It would be great to give such a young coach a chance.”

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