Bayern Munich poach assistant coach from Middlesbrough

Bayern Munich are set to sign assistant coach from Middlesbrough as they assemble the backroom staff of Vincent Kompany.
Bayern Munich want to sign Aaron Danks from Middlesbrough as the assistant coach of Vincent Kompany.
Bayern Munich want to sign Aaron Danks from Middlesbrough as the assistant coach of Vincent Kompany. / Naomi Baker/GettyImages

Bayern Munich finally have a new head coach that will succeed Thomas Tuchel. After agreeing a compensation package with Burnley last week, Bayern Munich announced Vincent Kompany as their new head coach on Wednesday. The Belgian head coach spoke to the German media on Thursday.

Die Roten are also working on setting up the backroom staff of Kompany. He will not have the complete staff from Burnley joining him at Bayern. Craig Bellamy is staying at Burnley after working with Kompany for two years. The Bavarian club is looking to bring a coach from the Championship to join the Belgian's backroom staff.

According to Daily Mail, Bayern are set to bring Aaron Danks from Middlesbrough to work with Kompany. Danks worked with Kompany at Anderlecht before working under Michael Carrick at Middlesbrough. He previously had a coaching stint at Aston Villa under Steven Gerrard and Dean Smith.

Danks is considered one of the brightest coaches in the English football. He will have a significant role to play at Bayern since he will be the assistant coach of Kompany. Die Roten will work to find an agreement on the compensation fee with Middlesbrough to get Danks to Sabner Strasse as soon as possible. The other assistant coach of Kompany will be Floribert N'Galula. Kompany worked with him at Burnley for two years.

Meanwhile, Bayern are putting the finishing touches to the promotion of René Marić to the coaching staff of Kompany. Marić joined Die Roten a few months ago as team lead coaching development and game planning. He was the link between the first team and the campus, helping in the smooth integration of academy players into the first team.

Marić has previously worked as a coach for Jesse Marsch and Marco Rose. He had coaching stints at Leeds United, RB Salzburg, Borussia Monchengladbach, and Borussia Dortmund. Considering his experience in the Bundesliga and impressive record of improving young players, he will be a fine addition to Kompany’s backroom staff.

Bayern will hope to have all coaches requested by Kompany arrive at Sabner Strasse in the next few days. The Bavarian club will hold discussions with the Belgian coach regarding the pre-season and transfer plans later this week.

Regarding squad building, Kompany’s first task is reportedly to define the future of Alphonso Davies. The Canadian full-back has a contract offer on the table. Die Roten want to keep Davies, but they need him to sign a new deal since he has 12 months left on his current contract.