Vincent Kompany will become Bayern coach… thanks to Pep Guardiola: the unexpected admission from a manager of the German club

The arrival of Vincent Kompany as new coach of Bayern Munich is only a question of “final details to settle”, said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, member of the supervisory board of the German club, on Tuesday in an interview with Sky Italia. Bayern are looking for a successor to Thomas Tuchel, whose contract was cut short by a year following a series of negative results over the winter.

The club, dethroned this season by Bayer Leverkusen in the German championship, suffered several failures. Xabi Alonso first, under contract with Leverkusen until 2026, declined the offer, imitated by Julian Nagelsmann, coach of the Mannschaft who extended it until the 2026 World Cup, and Ralf Rangnick, under contract with the Austrian selection until the 2026 World Cup.

“A big helping hand”

The choice recently fell on Vincent Kompany, 38, a former Belgian international who notably played for Manchester City, and became coach at Anderlecht then at Burnley. “Our sports director has chosen Kompany, it’s not official yet but there are just some final details to settle”, explained Rummenigge, in the interview with Sky Italia. Contact between the two parties, he said, was facilitated by Pep Guardiola. The Manchester City coach, who worked for Bayern (2013 to 2016), knows Kompany well, who was captain of the Citizens from 2013 to 2019.

“He gave us a big help. Guardiola spoke very positively to us about Vincent. He had him as captain at City and he also followed him when he was at Burnley.”, specified Rummenigge. According to the German press, an agreement in principle was reached between Kompany and Bayern as well as with the management of the Burnley club, with which the Belgian coach is under contract until the summer of 2028.

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