23 May 2024, 09:53

Bayern Munich on verge of naming Kompany as coach: reports

MUNICH, Germany, May 23, 2024 (BSS/AFP) - Bayern Munich are close to
completing a shock move for Burnley boss Vincent Kompany to replace Thomas
Tuchel as coach, German and English media reported on Wednesday.

According to German tabloid Bild and network Sky, along with English
newspaper The Guardian, the Belgian has reached an agreement in principle
with Bayern.

As a result, the German club is now working on a compensation package for
Burnley, where Kompany still has four years on his contract.

Burnley have just been relegated from the Premier League after only one
season in the English top flight.

Bayern agreed to part ways with Tuchel in February after falling behind
eventual champions Bayer Leverkusen in the title race.

Kompany is the latest candidate in a long list linked to Bayern.

Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso, Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann and Austria
manager Ralf Rangnick all reportedly turned down Bayern's interest.

Bayern then attempted to hold onto Tuchel, who led them to a Champions League
semi-final loss to Real Madrid. Tuchel, however, said the parties "could not
reach an agreement" on him staying in the Bavarian capital.

Kompany has Bundesliga experience, having played at Hamburg before joining
Manchester City.

He took the reins of Burnley in 2022, taking them to the Premier League as
second-division champions a season later.

Kompany however could not keep Burnley in the top division, with the club
relegated in 19th place in the 20-team league.

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