Bayern Munich have undergone several administrative changes in the last 12 months. It started with the departures of Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn at the end of last season. Both became casualties of a poor campaign for Bayern. After more than 10 months of their departure, Marcos Neppe is also set to leave Die Roten.
According to Sky Sports in Germany, Bayern will be terminating Neppe’s contract with immediate effect. After spending more than a decade in Munich, Neppe will be working at another club from next season. Neppe does have offers on the table from other clubs.
After initially starting as a member of the scouting department, Neppe was promoted to the technical director role at Die Roten in 2021. Neppe has played a crucial role in bringing some of the best talents to Munich. He played a crucial role in negotiations for Harry Kane last summer. The 37-year-old technical director was also influential in bringing the likes of Joshua Kimmich, Alphonso Davies, and Jamal Musiala to Bayern.
The 37-year-old former German footballer was expected to leave after the departure of Salihamidzic. However, Bayern kept him for the summer transfer window. Along with Jan-Christian Dreesen, Neppe played a crucial role in negotiations for all the transfers during the last summer transfer window.
After the arrival of Christoph Freund at Bayern in September, Neppe no longer played a big role in transfers. Freund has been the driving force behind the deals that have been pursued during the winter transfer window. In such a scenario, it makes sense for Neppe and Bayern to part ways.
Moreover, Bayern will be soon bringing Max Eberl to Munich. Eberl has agreed a long-term contract with the club. He will be taking up the director of sport position at the board level. Eberl and Freund will be working in tandem to complete transfers and contract negotiations.
Bayern will have the new sporting structure ready by the time the summer transfer window opens in July. The Bavarian club is expected to make several tough decisions in the summer as they look to rejuvenate the squad. Freund, Thomas Tuchel, and Eberl will be tasked with making necessary changes to maintain the necessary hunger in the squad for sustained success.
Freund has managed to strengthen the central defense in January by signing Eric Dier. The Austrian sporting director is currently working on a deal to strengthen the right-back position. Paris Saint-Germain’s Nordi Mukiele and Newcastle United’s Kieran Trippier are the prime targets for the right-back position.