Pep Guardiola played a major role in Bayern Munich's decision to hire Vincent Kompany as private talks revealed

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Pep Guardiola played a major role in Bayern Munich's decision to hire Vincent Kompany as private talks revealed

Despite failing to keep Burnley in the Premier League, former City captain Vincent Kompany was confirmed as the new Bayern Munich manager on Wednesday. It's now revealed that Pep Guardiola, Kompany's former manager at City, played a role in his appointment.

Transfer specialist Fabrizio Romano shared on social media: "Bayern have asked Pep Guardiola's opinion on Vincent Kompany after internal discussions revealed on Monday."

"The relationship between Bayern and Pep remains excellent. Guardiola spoke highly of Kompany as a talented coach, smart guy, and ideal candidate for the job."

Bayern’s sporting director, Christoph Freund added: "Vincent Kompany is a type of coach who fits in very well with FC Bayern’s playing philosophy and identity: his teams want the ball, want to play dominant and high-intensity football."

"He is a young, very ambitious coach who brings a lot of international experience, has his finger on the pulse of the players and knows exactly what should happen on the pitch. He can and will give our team an enormous amount."

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