Report: Bayern Munich Vincent Kompany may not have an open door policy to discuss his decisions, he will rely on the principle of performance


According to a report from The Athletic (as captured by @iMiaSanMia), freshly minted Bayern Munich Coach Vincent Kompany is perhaps not always as open as his players would like.

The new boss will “protect” his players from attacks outside the locker room, but will not really have an open door policy in his decisions towards the members of his team:

Vincent Kompany is not the nicest man-manager. While his media tendency is to shield his players from criticism and draw attention to their efforts and efforts, in private he is not known for explaining selection decisions or for taking the time to explain to each player why he is not part of the team.

Kompany pays little attention to complaints from players or those who complain or sulk. In a sense, he is egalitarian: he wants players to prove that they deserve to play. This places particular emphasis on training. Players who do not perform are not selected. In this context, it is perhaps not surprising that some [Burnley] the players – and the staff members – were not sad about Kompany's departure

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On the surface, a coach who doesn't feel obligated to explain his decisions and relies on the principle of performance seems good. In reality, however, things could get complicated with a list like Bavaria's. Managing the personalities of Bayern Munich is not the same as working with the groups of Burnley or Anderlecht.

The most successful coaches of Bayern Munich's modern era (Jupp Heynckes and Hansi Flick) were master communicators, equally adept at delivering good and bad news to their players – while still finding a way to garner support major. More recently, coaches like Julian Nagelsmann and Thomas Tuchel have had communication tactics similar to what The Athletic reports Kompany will use to manage players.

How did that happen ? Well, the duo has only won four out of a possible 12 trophies.

Different strokes for different people, huh?

Regardless, is all of this – or even any of it – true? It's hard to say. These types of stories always have the possibility of being negatively influenced by the sources involved. Maybe that's true, maybe not, but it'll be something to watch for in the coming months.

It's not time to press the panic button for Bayern Munich fans yet, as signing day represents the start of a new journey. Will it be smooth sailing or a journey through rough seas?

Grab your ticket, get on board and discover it with us…


The moment they change to Bayern Munich. Vincent Kompany looks to take over at Bavaria, while the club's former favorite son Hansi Flick heads to FC Barcelona. Who will do best with their new club? We'll find out, but in the meantime there could also be Bayern players who are also on Flick's transfer radar. Basically, we have a lot to talk about with all of this, as well as some appreciation for Bayer Leverkusen's incredible season. You can check it all out on the Bavarians Podcast Works Show, available at Spotify or below:

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