Before the second leg against Real Madrid, Bayern Munich is about to announce its new coach

Bayern Munich is close to reaching an agreement with Ralf Rangnick to take over as coach of the Bavarian club next season, succeeding Thomas Tuchel.

According to Bayern President Herbert Hainer, negotiations between his club and the current Austrian national team coach have reached advanced stages and the two parties are close to agreeing on almost everything.

Rangnick clearly informed Bayern’s management that he wants to lead the team next season and welcomes the offer made to him, and only a few details remain to resolve the matter officially.

The Bavarian club’s management will have to compensate the Austrian national team for terminating Rangnick’s contract with an amount said to reach 5 million euros, while granting the coach a contract extending until the summer of 2027.

Although Rangnick will begin his duties after the end of Austria’s participation in Euro 2024 in Germany, Bayern’s management intends to announce as soon as possible that he will take over as coach of the team.

According to sporting director Christoph Freund, if the agreement with Rangnick is finalized within the next few hours as expected, his appointment could be announced even before Real Madrid’s next match on Wednesday.

The announcement may be a double-edged sword. On the one hand, it may affect the focus of Tuchel and his players, and on the other hand, it may motivate the players to give everything they have to return with a win from the Santiago Bernabéu and present their credentials to the new coach.

It is noteworthy that Rangnick has only achieved the German Cup title with Schalke in 2011 throughout his career, and his biggest experience was with Manchester United as a temporary coach, but he failed to achieve any significant achievement at that time.