Vincent Kompany in Bayern Munich talks as Premier League manager joins him on shortlist

Vincent Kompany in Bayern Munich talks as Premier League manager joins him on shortlist

Vincent Kompany has managed Burnley over two contrasting seasons (Image: Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

In their ongoing search for a new manager, Bayern Munich has spoken with Vincent Kompany of Burnley, who is being considered alongside Brentford manager Thomas Frank.

Vincent Kompany, the manager of Burnley, has discussed a dramatic transfer to Bayern Munich, who are in dire need of a new manager.

Following their rejection over the past month by a number of well-known candidates—Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann, and Ralf Rangnick, among others—the German powerhouses have shifted their focus to English football. After leading Burnley to a record-breaking 101 points in 2023 after being promoted from the Championship, Kompany, 38, was unable to lead the team to safety this season.

The legendary player from Manchester City once served as manager of Anderlecht, where he concluded his playing career. Bayern officials are impressed by Kompany’s style of management and brand of football, as is the case with Brentford manager Thomas Frank. Despite missing many of his best players for the majority of the season, the Dane recently managed to keep Brentford in the top flight for the third straight year.

Bayern hasn’t been deterred by Burnley, who have only won five of their 38 Premier League games this season, according to Sky Germany. After agreeing to part ways in February, the Bundesliga giants are getting desperate to confirm their next head coach. Thomas Tuchel, who Bayern considered keeping, saw an uptick in form and advanced to the Champions League semifinals.

Tuchel stated, “There were talks again with the club in the past week but we did not reach an agreement on a continued cooperation, so we stick with the February decision,” prior to Saturday’s shocking 4-2 loss to Hoffenheim, indicating that a new agreement could not be reached.

“We couldn’t agree, but I won’t get into specifics. All of that takes place behind closed doors.

Both Frank and the former Chelsea manager are favorites to take over at Manchester United in the event that Erik ten Hag is fired. After Burnley’s season ended on Sunday with a 2-1 loss at home to Nottingham Forest, in 19th place, Kompany remained silent about his future and has also been linked to the Brighton opening.

Vincent Kompany in Bayern Munich talks as Premier League manager joins him on shortlist

Brentford manager Thomas Frank is also an option ( Image: Eddie Keogh/Getty Images)

The Belgian said, “I never answer questions about my future, ever.” “I have never done it before, and I will not do it now. I made that choice on my very first day of work. No alternative thought, regardless of the number of years [on my contract]. Just make an effort, if you can, to do something noteworthy over the next few weeks.”

Rumor has it that Bayern has lost out on up to six candidates due to their highly visible struggles in selecting a new manager. Following the decisions made by Alonso, Nagelsmann, and Rangnick to stay in their current positions, Benfica manager Roger Schmidt followed suit, and Crystal Palace forced Oliver Glasner out of the picture.

Roberto De Zerbi, a former Brighton manager, was mentioned in connection with the Bayern position months ago, but it is anticipated that he will take a vacation before taking up coaching again.


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