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Officially: Kompany is the new coach of Bayern Munich

Officially: Kompany is the new coach of Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich confirmed on Wednesday that Vincent Kompany is the new coach.

The former Belgian international signed a contract valid for three seasons, that is, until June 2027.

Kompany (38 years old) led Burnley to promotion to the English Premier League last season, but in the 2023/24 season he was unable to avoid relegation to the second division.

The former Manchester City defender began his coaching career at Anderlecht, in 2019/20, shortly after ending his playing career with the Belgian team.

Kompany succeeds Thomas Tuchel as Bayern coach. The departure of the German coach Announced last February The Bavarian team faced difficulties in finding a successor, and even received several denials from several coaches. Xabi Alonso was seen as the favorite target, however He chose to stay at Bayer Leverkusen. also Ralf Rangnick rejected Bayern's invitation to continue coaching the Austrian national team.

Max Eberl, Bayern's sporting director, confirmed Kompany's readiness to accept this role. He added: “He is hungry and brings everything with him: even as a player, he was a prominent figure in international football and he is also developing as a coach.”

“I'm looking forward to the challenge. It is a great honor to be able to work at this club, which is an institution in international football. I love having the ball, being creative, and we also have to be aggressive and brave on the pitch. I'm looking forward to the basic things: working with the players and building the team. “After that, success will come,” Kompany said in his statements to the club’s official channels.

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Remember, Bayern did not win any title in the 2023/24 season and ranked third in the German Championship, which Leverkusen won, which ended a cycle of 11 consecutive titles for the Bavarians.