Leroy Sané backs Vincent Kompany to succeed at Bayern Munich

Leroy Sané, Vincent Kompany
Leroy Sané, Vincent Kompany / Catherine Ivill/GettyImages

Leroy Sané is backing former Manchester City teammate Vincent Kompany to do a good job as Bayern Munich head coach.

Bayern Munich stunned the football world last week by appointing Vincent Kompany as their new head coach. After a disappointing campaign with Burnley in the English Premier League, the Belgian will hope to lead the Bavarians' charge to the Bundesliga title in the coming season. And Leroy Sané is looking forward to working with the 38 year old.

"He was an absolute leader with an impeccable character who always led the way [at Manchester City]," Sané told Kicker (via iMiaSanMia). "He looked after us young players really well and supported us. He is also extremely ambitious. All these qualities that he has can make him a very, very good coach. I absolutely trust him to do a good job at FC Bayern."

The winger will be reunited with Kompany, four years after leaving Manchester City to join Bayern Munich. The two had a strong relationship in England, and the hope will be that Kompany's arrival as head coach can help Sané rediscover his form after a disappointing second half of the recently concluded season.

Vincent Kompany is regarded as one of the top young coaches in the world, and it will be interesting to see what sort of impact he has at Bayern Munich. He already has some Bundesliga experience under his belt, having spent two years at Hamburger SV before moving to Manchester City in 2008. He will make his official Bayern debut against SSV Ulm in the first round of the DFB-Pokal.