Kompany reveals what his Bayern Munich philosophy will be like


Newly-appointed Bayern Munich manager Vincent Kompany has revealed what his philosophy will be at the Allianz Arena.

The Belgian tactician of Congolese descent was signed from Burnley on a three-year deal and takes over Thomas Tuchel.

Tuchel failed to land any silverware for the Bavarians for the first time 12 years and while the appointment of Kompany has raised some eyebrows owing to his lack of experience in managing a top club, the former Hamburg and Manchester City player wants Bayern players to be a reflection of his personality.

“As a coach, you have to coach who you are as a person,” Kompany said at his official unveiling on Thursday.

“I grew up on the streets of Brussels. I want the players of Bayern Munich to be brave and have personality on the ball. I want the team to be aggressive. I want the team to represent my character, to be brave and aggressive.”

When asked if he got the Bayern job faster than expected, Kompany said: “My mentality is I never haven’t worked for a top club. The top club is the environment you create. It’s the work you do with your staff. The good and bad times define working at a top level. To be here already feels like home. I feel I am in a place where I can continue with this idea.”

He further added: “I think the main thing is I have lived at this level for most of my career, I have been in these dressing rooms for most of my career. You are always adapting to the people you are talking to. Sometimes you are protecting the culture. Hard work is a common understanding for everyone.

“On the basics, everyone knows how we want to approach the season and our jobs… in the main you adapt to the people, cultures and individuals in the dressing room.”

Bayern Munich will be Kompany’s third club as a manager after Anderlecht and Burnley in a career that began following his retirement as a player in 2020.

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