Julian Nagelsmann gives his thoughts on Vincent Kompany's move to Bayern Munich

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Julian Nagelsmann believes that Bayern Munich's period of transition will make it easier for incoming head coach Vincent Kompany to implement his ideas at the club.

In a move that not many saw coming, Bayern Munich are on the verge of appointing Vincent Kompany as their next head coach. The former Manchester City defender will sign a three year contract with the Bavarians next week and will succeed Thomas Tuchel.

The move to appoint Kompany will bring an end to Bayern Munich's long drawn search for a new head coach. And Julian Nagelsmann, who was also linked with the job before deciding to extend his contract with the Germany national team, has now had his say on Kompany's appointment.

"I don't know him particularly well, but I wish him a lot of success," Nagelsmann said on ARD ahead of the DFB-Pokal final on Saturday. "I've heard that he's a very good coach. He has learned a lot from great coaches who have trained him. That's why I think he'll do well."

"The club is in a period of transition. It's good for the club that they didn't win the Bundesliga. A young coach can implement more changes now that they haven't won the title."

Nagelsmann was the Bayern Munich head coach from 2021-23 and his words offer great insight on the external pressures that come with the job at Germany's biggest club.

Former Bayern Munich midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger believes that the Bayern Munich bosses must have had a conversation with Pep Guardiola before deciding to appoint Vincent Kompany.

When asked what he would have said about the decision to appoint Kompany six months ago, Schweinsteiger commented, "I would have said: There's no way! But Uli Hoeneß and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge have a good relationship with Pep Guardiola. He thinks very highly of Vincent Kompany. I can imagine that there was some contact. It's a huge opportunity for him."