Ahead of the annual general meeting at Bayern Munich in November, there is a big decision to make regarding the vacant director of sport role at the board level. Hasan Salihamidzic was the one filling this role until his sacking at the end of last season.
Max Eberl is the favourite to succeed Salihamidzic in this position. The former Bayern defender has been heavily linked with a move to Munich ever since RB Leipzig sacked him earlier this season. However, it does look like Eberl has agreed terms with two clubs.
According to Sport Zone (via GFFN), Bayern and Liverpool have agreed terms with Max Eberl. The German sporting director is eager to join Die Roten. If a move to Munich doesn’t materialize, he will be open to joining Liverpool. The Merseyside club is looking for a new sporting director since Jorg Schmadtke’s contract expires at the end of the year.
The report from Sport Zone insists that Eberl cannot join Die Roten right now since he is still on gardening leave at RB Leipzig. Meanwhile, previous reports in Germany have suggested that Bayern will have to pay a fee to get Eberl from Leipzig.
What’s the noise in Germany about Eberl’s move to Bayern?
Bayern CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen was recently quizzed about the potential arrival of Eberl at the club. Dreesen insisted that it is a topic of discussion of the supervisory board. It does look like the annual general meeting will define Eberl’s move to Munich one way or the other.
Meanwhile, SportBild has reported that Eberl doesn’t have complete support at Bayern. Uli Hoeness and CFO Michael Diederich believe that Eberl will be an ideal fit for the director of sport role at the board level. However, Dreesen believes that Christoph Freund can fill this position since he is already the sporting director at the club.
Bayern bosses believe that Eberl’s arrival will not be a setback for Freund. The Austrian was hired as the new sporting director in the summer after the departure of Salihamidzic. He officially started working with Bayern on September 1. It will be interesting how the dynamic will work between Eberl and Freund since both roles were previously fulfilled by one person.
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The appointment of director of sport at the board level is likely to be the last structural change at Bayern for at least next couple of seasons. The Bavarian club made big changes after last season’s poor body of work on and off the pitch.