Joshua Kimmich hoping for managerial stability at Bayern Munich

Joshua Kimmich, FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images)
Joshua Kimmich, FC Bayern Munich. (Photo by Roland Krivec/DeFodi Images via Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich is set to see a coaching change this summer. Hansi Flick’s request to leave the club was granted in April. The German champions paid a world-record fee to RB Leipzig for Julian Nagelsmann. The 33-year-old head coach has signed a long-term deal with Die Roten.

Meanwhile, Flick has agreed to a deal with DFB. He will be taking over the head coach position from Joachim Low after Euro 2020. Nagelsmann will be the sixth head coach at Bayern since the departure of Pep Guardiola in 2016.

Rekordmeister has not nailed down one manager on a long-term basis. Flick looked like the best bet for staying in this position, but cracks started appearing in summer 2019. The German manager reportedly fell out with Hasan Salihamidzic regarding transfers. With Low announcing his departure from the German team, speculation further increased around Flick.

Consistent change of managers/head coaches does affect the development of few players. Joshua Kimmich is definitely not that type of player, as he excelled under every coach since arriving in Bavaria. However, Kimmich is looking for stability at the club. While speaking to Sport1’s Florian Plettenberg, Joshua Kimmich admitted that Nagelsmann stays in Bavaria for a long time.

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On the flip side, Die Roten showed shrewd decision-making while parting ways with coaches that were struggling to get good results. Carlo Ancelotti had reportedly lost the dressing room, while Niko Kovac was struggling to get consistent results during his second season.

Moreover, Rekordmeister also went on to enjoy a lot of success in the past six seasons. Parting ways with Kovac was not good to see but change eventually led to Bayern’s best season in seven years as they lifted another treble. Flick also managed to help the Die Roten to become the second European club to win sextuple.

Irrespective of tremendous success, having stability at the club would benefit players, particularly younger ones. Since Nagelsmann is such a young and impressive coach, he could stay in Bavaria for a longer time.

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The club hierarchy at Bayern will have to show patience with Nagelsmann. Considering the record fee paid for him, Die Roten is definitely going all-in with the young German coach. Nagelsmann is bound to have a rough patch at some point in Bavaria, which is likely to test the club’s resolve. The German club has been proven right with their decisions in the past six years, but it is understandable for players to want stability along with success.