Status: 09.12.2023, 04:47 a.m.
By: Marius Gogolla
Max Eberl has been the favourite to succeed him as sporting director at FC Bayern for months. Now the timetable for his signing with the record champions is to be fixed.
Munich – In mid-November, the supervisory board of FC Bayern Munich already made the decision that the post of sporting director should be filled, according to Sport Bild. This position has been vacant since the departure of the previous sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić.
From February, sporting director at FC Bayern Munich: Max Eberl. (Photomontage) © IMAGO/Frank Hoermann/SVEN SIMON
Max Eberl has been the favourite for the post for months. Now there is said to be a concrete timetable for the signing of the former Gladbach and RB Leipzig manager.
Final approval for Eberl as sporting director at FC Bayern in February
Eberl's appointment has not yet been approved. However, according to the report, there are only a few at FC Bayern who are against signing Eberl. The final approval could then be given at the next Supervisory Board meeting on February 26.
According to the report, sporting director Christoph Freund, coach Thomas Tuchel and board boss Jan-Christian Dreesen are to bring the upcoming winter transfer window over the line. This ends on 1 February. Afterwards, the Munich team want to fix the personnel of Eberl.
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Eberl was sporting director at RB Leipzig until his release in September. In a press release, the club cited the 50-year-old's "lack of commitment to the club" as the reason for the separation. Eberl had not clearly rejected a possible commitment to the Munich team and had avoided a clear, long-term commitment to Leipzig.
But because he is still under contract in Leipzig until 2026, Bayern will probably have to pay a transfer fee to RB. According to an exit clause of around five million euros, Eberl can leave RB Leipzig early. This means that Bayern's honorary president Uli Hoeneß's preferred candidate could join FCB as early as February. (mag)