Max Eberl relaxed about Bayern Munich coaching situation after Ralf Rangnick rejection

Max Eberl
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Max Eberl is confident that Bayern Munich will find the right head coach after Ralf Rangnick became the latest name to turn down the job.

It is fair to say that Bayern Munich's search for a new head coach has not gone according to plan. Following rejections from Xabi Alonso and Julian Nagelsmann, the Bavarians had decided to appoint Ralf Rangnick. But the 65 year old opted against a move to Bayern and made the decision to stay on as head coach of the Austria national team.

Bayern Munich board member for sport Max Eberl admitted ahead of Saturday's game against VfB Stuttgart that Rangnick's decision came as a surprise to him. But he added that they are confident of finding the right man for the job. "A person has made a decision in his life and yes, in the end it came as a surprise to us," Eberl told Sky Sport. "It is what it is and now we move on."

"We try to stay calm. We've always had a consensus on the decisions we've made so far and that will remain the case. We have been working very, very hard on finding a new coach. We've always said that we'll try to do it as quickly as possible, but also ensure that we find the suitable candidate. And if a candidate we would have liked to have turns us down, then we'll have to continue our search for a little longer. But we will find the right coach.”

The club's aim was to find the new head coach by the end of April, but that did not work out. The appointment of a new head coach is now set to drag on for a little while longer as those in charge conduct their search for the next leading candidate.

SL Benfica head coach Roger Schmidt, Brighton & Hove Albion's Roberto De Zerbi, former Real Madrid manager Julen Lopetegui, and Manchester United's Erik ten Hag have been linked with the Bayern Munich job over the last couple of days.