Bayern Munich remains keen on hiring Max Eberl

Bayern Munich remains interested in RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich remains interested in RB Leipzig sporting director Max Eberl. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images) /

Bayern Munich operated under a new transfer committee during the summer transfer window. The Bavarian club parted ways with Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic and CEO Oliver Kahn at the end of last season due to poor results on the pitch. Bayern immediately appointed Jan-Christian Dreesen as the new CEO but took time to find a replacement for Salihamidzic.

In the absence of a sporting director, Dreesen worked with Thomas Tuchel and Marco Neppe to complete transfers in the summer. Supervisory board members Uli Hoeness and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge also supported the trio in getting the deals over the line.

The transfer committee was disbanded at the end of the window after Die Roten appointed Christoph Freund as the new sporting director. Freund worked at RB Salzburg in the sporting director position. He officially started working for Bayern on September 1. The Austrian was spotted on the bench during Bayern’s 201 win against Borussia Monchengladbach.

Freund is expected to work with technical director Marco Neppe, Dreesen, and Tuchel to recruit new players in the future windows. Despite filling the sporting director position, Bayern are reportedly still interested in bringing Max Eberl to the club.

According to Bild (via iMiaSanMia), RB Leipzig’s director of sport, Max Eberl, remains subject to interest from Bayern. The Bavarian club will see how the trio of Freunde, Neppe, and Tuchel work until the end of the season before making a move for Eberl.

This is not the first time Eberl has been linked with a move to Bayern. He was considered a genuine target for the sporting director role at Die Roten way back in 2017. Eberl was then enjoying a successful spell at Borussia Monchengladbach. Bayern eventually appointed Hasan Salihamidzic as the sporting director.

It will be intriguing to see how Eberl will fit in the current setup at Bayern if he moves to Bavaria in the next 12 months. Die Roten will definitely want to avoid the scenario when there are just too many people involved in the decision-making for transfers, which can eventually lead to conflict and instability at the club.

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Freund has a chance to make an immediate impact at Bayern since there is a lot of work to do in the winter transfer window. The Bavarian club is expected to sign a defensive midfielder and versatile defender in January after failing to fill these roles on the deadline day. The Austrian sporting director is also looking to establish a solid balance between transfers and developing young players for the first team from the academy.