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Bayern appoint Kompany as manager, consider swoop for Wharton

Bayern Munich have officially appointed Vincent Kompany as their new manager on a three-year contract that runs until 2027.

Kompany expressed delight at the opportunity to manage a club of Bayern’s stature. “FC Bayern is an institution in international football,” he said via the club’s official website.

“As a coach, you have to stand for what you are as a character. I love having the ball and being creative – but we also have to be aggressive and courageous on the pitch.

“I’m now looking forward to the basics: working with the players, building a team. Once the basis is right, success will follow.”

Bayern have ended a confusing and exhaustive search for a new manager by eventually hiring Kompany.

Die Rekordmeister received rejections from Xabi Alonso, Julian Nagelsmann, Unai Emery, Ralf Rangnick, Oliver Glasner and others after parting company with Thomas Tuchel.

They rummaged through the coaching market before landing the former Manchester City and Belgium defender.

Kompany’s most recent stint was at Burnley, where his team suffered relegation to the Championship after a miserable season in the top flight.

Despite the setback, Bayern reportedly trust him to align with their philosophy and identity.

Bayern eye move for Adam Wharton

Kompany will look to rebuild Bayern after a poor season in which they finished trophyless, and one particular area of the pitch that needs revamping is the midfield.

Bayern need a combative central midfielder with Joshua Kimmich back to playing right-back and are considering a shock move for Crystal Palace starlet Adam Wharton.

The clubs view him as the midfield profile they have been missing, according to the Independent.

Wharton has been outstanding for Palace since his move from Blackburn Rovers in January. He combines impressive technical ability with a steely presence in the centre.

He reportedly came out on top in plenty of Bayern’s analytics, and they are willing to revive prior interest in the youngster.

However, given his close affinity with bitter rivals Blackburn, it will be intriguing to see if he will entertain the prospect of working under the former Burnley boss.

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