Vincent Kompany closes in on move to Bayern Munich

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Vincent Kompany is closing in on a move to become Bayern Munich’s next manager, talkSPORT understands.

Burnley boss Kompany emerged as a surprise contender to replace Thomas Tuchel and looks set to take the job.

Bayern have struggled to find a new manager but Kompany looks set to take the job

Mauricio Pochettino also became a possible candidate after his shock Chelsea exit after only one season in charge.

But Kompany, who is keen on the Bayern job, remains the frontrunner despite Pochettino’s sudden availability.

The Manchester City legend guided Burnley back to the Premier League, however, the Clarets were sent straight back down this season as they finished 19th in the table with just 24 points.

A move to Bayern would be a massive step up for Kompany, who’s been in charge at Turf Moor for two years. Before that he managed Belgian club Anderlecht.

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Bayern have endured a torrid season of their own having not won the Bundesliga for the first time in 12 years.

And despite signing England captain Harry Kane in a high-profile move last summer, Bayern have ended the campaign trophyless – something that hasn’t happened since the 2011/12 season.

The German giants’ search for a new manager has been something of a goose chase having endured many setbacks.

They were interested in recruiting Xabi Alonso, who masterminded Bayer Leverkusen’s incredible Bundesliga title-winning campaign which has also seen the first-time German champions go the entire season unbeaten, but the Spaniard has decided to remain.

Bayern also showed an interest in Oliver Glasner, who has made a great impact since taking the Crystal Palace job in February.

But like with their pursuit of Alonso, the move hasn’t materialised as Glasner and Palace are not looking to part company.

It was then reported that Bayern tried to get Tuchel to come back to the club despite announcing earlier in the season that he would be leaving in the summer.

The former Chelsea boss is understood to be keen on a return to the Premier League after 14 months at the helm in Bavaria.

He has been linked with the Manchester United job amid uncertainty over Erik ten Hag’s future at the club.