Bayern Munich add Kingsley Coman to leadership group

Kingsley Coman added to leadership group at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Kingsley Coman added to leadership group at Bayern Munich. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

Kingsley Coman has enjoyed a very good start to 2022. In January, the French forward squashed all speculation surrounding his future to sign a long-term deal at Bayern Munich. Coman’s contribution in the last two years made sure that Die Roten met his wage demands and secured his future.

After signing the contract renewal, Coman has been handed more responsibility in the first team. According to SportBild, Julian Nagelsmann has added Coman to the leadership group of the first team. The French winger has got this promotion for his consistency over the last three seasons.

The report from SportBild also confirms that Kingsley Coman is helping the French players in the squad when it comes to adaptation and integration into the first team. Coman is entering the peak years of his career, so it is not a surprise to see him getting more responsibility in the first team.

The current leadership group involves the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Manuel Neuer, Leon Goretzka, Thomas Muller, and Robert Lewandowski. David Alaba was also part of this group until he left for Real Madrid during the last summer transfer window. Coman is effectively replacing the Austrian in this setup.

Six months ago, Coman was not expected to stay in Bavaria. The contract talks with Coman had reached an impasse during the last summer transfer window. The French winger was heavily linked with a move to Premier League.

However, Coman’s consistent performances this season forced Die Roten to reopen talks for renewal at the start of the winter transfer window. Things moved quickly, and Coman eventually signed a deal until the end of the 2026/27 season. Coman’s contract is the longest active deal in the Bundesliga.

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After enduring a difficult time with injuries for multiple seasons, Kingsley Coman finally got a good run of games under his belt during the treble-winning campaign. The winner against Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League 2019/20 final was a turning point for Coman. He has developed positively since that goal to become a consistent forward.

The next step for Coman will be to add more goals to his game. He is consistent in terms of creating chances for his teammates. His pace and trickery make sure that the opposition full-back is always on the toast. If Coman manages to score 15-20 goals per season, then he will become a complete modern wide forward. For some players, added responsibility gets the better out of them. Bayern will be hoping similar results are achieved with Coman.