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Bayern Munich unveil Vincent Kompany as new head coach after horrid 2023-24 season

Vincent Kompany was named the Manager of the Season for guiding Burnley to English Premier League promotion in 2023 but his team suffered a quick relegation in the 2024 season with just five wins in 38 matches.

Written By: Sumeet Kavthale @sumeetkavthale New Delhi Published on: May 29, 2024 22:34 IST
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Image Source : GETTY Vincent Kompany during Burnley's EPL 2023-24 game against Tottenham Hotspur in London on May 11, 2024

Bayern Munich ended their brief search for a new head coach by signing the Belgian legend Vincent Kompany as the manager on Wednesday, May 29. The German giants suffered one of their worst seasons in the Bundesliga in 2023-24 and are set to revive their form with a new coach for the 2024-25 season.

Kompany's appointment came as a shock as the Belgian suffered an embarrassing relegation with Burnley in the English Premier League. Burnley managed to win just five matches in 38 games this season to finish 19th in the points table. 

The former Manchester City and Belgium captain will replace Thomas Tuchel at Allianz Arena. According to an ESPN report, Kompany has penned a three-year contract with 33-time Bundesliga winners in a total deal of $12.7 million. 

"We're delighted to have brought in Vincent Kompany to FC Bayern," Max Eberl, Bayern's sporting director said. "We were immediately on the same page in our discussions with him. He clearly showed us how much the job at FC Bayern appeals to him and that he is keen to take it on. Vincent Kompany is hungry and brings everything to the table: as a player, he was already a leading figure in top international football and is also leading the way as a coach."

The Bavarian club decided to part ways with Thomas Tuchel in February this year as they suffered a dreadful 2023-24 season. Bayern's nine-season winning streak ended as they finished third in the Bundesliga points table with 23 wins in 34 matches, 18 points behind new champions Bayer Leverkusen who went unbeaten. 

Bayern Munich ended their 2023-24 season with a shock 4-2 away defeat against Hoffenheim and were knocked out by Real Madrid in the semifinals of the UEFA Champions League. Bayern were left embarrassed by the third-tier side FC Saarbrucken in the second round of the German Cup in November last year.

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