FC Bayern are looking for a new sporting director. Would a Milan legend be a candidate? The decision on Marco Neppe has been made.
Munich – Somewhere between the last Bundesliga matchday, the emotional championship and the summer break after the upcoming international matches next week, FC Bayern are looking for a new sporting director.
|FC Bayern Munich|
|Coach:||Thomas Tuchel (since 2023)|
|Total market value of the squad:||984.20 million (source: transfermarkt.de)|
Who will be the new sporting director at FC Bayern? There are plenty of candidates
Hasan Salihamidzic, who has held this position for the past six years, was recently dismissed. Now the question arises: Who will succeed Brazzo on Säbener Straße?
While Uli Hoeneß would wait "until Christmas" (for Max Eberl?), the new CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen hopes for a decision in the "foreseeable future". Boss returnee Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who would like to "present a solution quickly", recently blew a similar horn.
Marco Neppe (left) will remain technical director at FC Bayern for the time being. © IMAGO / Sven Simon / Michaela Merk
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There are plenty of candidates. Eberl, Markus Krösche, Bastian Schweinsteiger and Arjen Robben were mentioned last. Would Paolo Maldini, who was released by AC Milan at the beginning of the week, be an option? Hard to imagine. But nothing can be ruled out at FC Bayern at the moment.
In addition to Herbert Hainer, Hoeneß, Rummenigge, Dreesen, coach Thomas Tuchel, the new CFO Michael Diederich and Marco Neppe are currently taking care of the sporting planning. "With the addition of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, we have another enormous sporting competence in this body," said President Hainer in an interview with Sportbild: "In the search for a sporting director, we have set ourselves the goal: quality before speed."
Decision made at FC Bayern for the time being: Marco Neppe remains technical director
Therefore, there will be no quick fix. "It has to be someone we fully believe in and who can achieve our ambitious goals," Hainer continued: "Of course we would like to have him as soon as possible, but if it takes a few months or until Christmas, it doesn't throw us off track. We can bridge the situation well."
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However, a sporting decision has already been made. At least for now. Neppe will remain technical director for the time being, as Hainer reveals: "He is part of this team and is involved in squad planning. Marco Neppe has an enormous amount of knowledge. When the sporting management is reorganized, we will see how everything develops."
New sporting director at FC Bayern? Search doesn't get boring
In addition to the search for a new sporting leadership, a search is underway at Säbener Straße for a centre-forward and a midfielder. However, even this undertaking is not easy. In addition, the leadership chaos leads to mind games among some Bayern stars.
In addition to the many uncertainties, one thing is certain: it won't be boring at FC Bayern in the coming weeks. (smk)