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Bayern Munich: Eberl ready for summer rebuild


Max Eberl, Bayern Munich’s new board member for sport, is relishing the challenge of finding the “right coach and the players that fit” in the summer.

Bayern are eight points adrift of Bayer Leverkusen in the Bundesliga title race and unlikely to retain the crown they have won for 11 successive seasons, although they are still in the Champions League, albeit 1-0 down to Lazio in their round of 16 tie.

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It has already been announced that coach Thomas Tuchel will leave the Allianz Arena at the end of the season and it is expected there will also be major surgery done to a squad that has underperformed this season.

Eberl, who came through the ranks at Bayern but only made one appearance before carving out a successful career as a player and sporting director at Borussia Monchengladbach, will assist Christoph Freund in the rebuild.

He said: “It’s a great pleasure for me to come back after 30 years, to come home. I feel a great sense of excitement to be able to work at this top level. I’m looking forward to meeting many new colleagues and old companions. 

“We have big tasks ahead of us, including the search for a coach from the summer. The aim is to get the best out of this season. There are enough games left in the Bundesliga and we are also in the hunt in the Champions League. 

“In the summer, we need to build a squad together with Christoph Freund. We’ll hold talks together. Then we have to find players for Bayern Munich. We have to find the right coach for Bayern Munich and the players who fit with Bayern Munich.

“I’m sure that we’ll find the right pieces of the puzzle for the 2024/25 season.”

Eberl said he thought the decision for Tuchel to move on in the summer was the right one, adding: “It’s an open, transparent decision. The club has been in this situation for weeks, the club has made this decision. 

“I wasn’t involved, that’s not my job either. For me, as an outsider, it feels right.”

Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso remains the favourite to succeed Tuchel, although it is thought he is also on Liverpool’s wanted list.

Jon Fisher
Jon Fisher
Jon has over 20 years' experience in sports journalism having worked at the Press Association, Goal and Stats Perform, covering three World Cups, an Olympics and numerous other major sporting events.


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