Karl-Heinz Rummenigge backs Vincent Kompany to handle the pressure at Bayern Munich

Vincent Kompany
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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is confident that Vincent Kompany's experience as Manchester City captain will serve him well as he takes on the head coach job at Bayern Munich.

Bayern Munich made the left-field decision to appoint Vincent Kompany as head coach, with the 38 year old getting one of the most prestigious coaching jobs in club football despite his lack of experience. Many eyebrows have been raised at this decision from the Bayern bosses, but Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has full faith in Kompany's ability to handle the pressure and succeed at the club.

Rummenigge also believes that Kompany's attack-minded style of play will be well suited to Bayern Munich. "I wish him every success, because if you don't win a title in one year as Bayern Munich, it's already one year too many," Rummenigge said at the KATAG-Cheftagung (via BILD).

"I think he has the right philosophy. I asked Pep Guardiola, who had him as a player for a long time. He said he is convinced that he is an exciting coach. You have to remember that Bayern Munich like to play relatively attacking and dominant football. He represents this philosophy. He played football at Manchester City. They know what pressure is."

Bayern Munich are coming off their first season without a trophy since 2012, so Kompany will be under pressure to get things right from the outset.

The former Manchester City and Belgium captain showcased his coaching ability at both Anderlecht and Burnley, but wasn't able to prevent the Lancashire-based club from getting relegated from the English Premier League last season.

Bayern Munich paid around 10 million euros in compensation to Burnley for Vincent Kompany. He will succeed Thomas Tuchel as the Bayern head coach, and has signed a three-year contract with the club.