Bayern Munich: Herbert Hainer expects Marco Neppe to stay

Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer expects Marco Neppe to stay at the club. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer expects Marco Neppe to stay at the club. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

The annual general meeting at Bayern Munich is set to take place on Sunday. The Bavarian club has a big decision to make regarding the vacant role of director of sport at the board level. Hasan Salihamidzic was sitting in this role until the end of last season. He parted ways with the club on amicable due to failures on and off the pitch in the last campaign.

Along with the discussion around the director of sport role at the board level, the future of Marco Neppe at Bayern is also likely to be discussed during the meeting. Neppe has been working closely with Hasan Salihamidzic in the last few seasons. Ever since the departure of Salihamidzic, there has been speculation over the future of Neppe in Munich.

Neppe was heavily involved in the execution of transfers at Bayern during the summer transfer window. He was spotted leaving Munich with club CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen to hold talks with Tottenham Hotspur for the signing of Harry Kane. Dreesen confirmed Neppe staying at Bayern when the transfer window ended.

After Dreesen, Bayern president Herbert Hainer has also praised Neppe for his work in the summer. While talking to TZ this week (via iMiaSanMia), Hainer insisted that Neppe is working well with Christoph Freund. He insisted that decisions about his long-term future would be taken by the executive board.

"“He did very well in the summer transfer window with his network and organized important information for us about the transfer candidates. I’m hearing that he’s also working well with Christoph Freund.”“Regarding his future, As I said he did very well in the summer. In general, this is a matter for the executive board.”"

After working with Dreesen for transfers in the summer, Neppe started working with Freund for future recruitment plans. The Bavarian club chose Freund as the replacement for Salihamidzic. Neppe continues to work in the technical director role at Die Roten.

In the past few seasons, Bayern has largely enjoyed a good record when it comes to big-money signings. Neppe has been working closely with the club on several deals. Since the success rate of the club with him has been solid, it makes sense to keep him at the club as long as possible.

After helping Die Roten to successfully sign Kane from Spurs, the only way I can see Neppe leaving is if another club offers him an even bigger opportunity. As of now, no suggestions in Germany or reports are hinting towards interest from other clubs in Neppe. He is likely to stay in Munich when the winter transfer window opens in January.

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Bayern are expected to discuss the possibility of bringing Max Eberl at the board level. Eberl has been heavily linked with a move to Bavaria in the past four months. Since he has left RB Leipzig, the path is clear for Die Roten to hire him for the vacant director of sport position at the board level.