Kompany background: before Bayern Munich, another historic German club had tried

Vincent Kompany Since Wednesday he has been the new coach of Bayern Munich. The Bavarian team will be the third team in the coaching career of the former Manchester City legend, after having led Anderlecht in Belgium and Burnley in England, ending among other things with a disappointing relegation to the Championship. But before Bayern there was another historic German club that approached the Belgian coach.

The backstory is told by Bild, according to which Kompany was one of the candidates for the bench of Schalke 04, freshly returning to the Bundesliga. Immediately after the promotion, the Gelsenkirchen club had made an attempt for him: there were some contacts between the former sporting director Rouven Schroder and Kompany himself, but the operation did not close and Schalke then went for Frank Kramer.

This is the statement with which Bayern Munich announced Vincent Kompany last Wednesday: “FC Bayern has hired Vincent Kompany as their new manager. The 38-year-old Belgian has signed until 30 June 2027. He recently worked for Premier League club Burnley “.