Why Vincent Kompany's philosophy can succeed at Bayern Munich?

Vincent Kompany can prove his critics wrong as his possession-based attacking approach to football is well suited to Bayern Munich's style of play.
How Vincent Kompany's philosophy can succeed at Bayern Munich?
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Kompany has enjoyed steady rise in playing and coaching career

Vincent Kompany made his managerial debut in 2019 with Anderlecht in a player-head coach role. The Belgian defender had spent the first three years of the playing career (2003-2006) at Anderlecht. After leaving Anderlecht, Kompany spent two seasons with Hamburg in the Bundesliga before joining Manchester City. The Belgian enjoyed 11 successful years in Manchester, with eight seasons as the club captain.

With Kompany as player-manager, Anderlecht completed the pandemic-shortened 2019/20 season in a disappointing eighth place. The former Belgium captain retired as a player in 2020 to become Anderlecht’s full-time manager. With Kompany as full-time manager in the next two seasons, the Belgian club finished in a respectable third position.

Kompany landed his first job in England after three seasons at Anderlecht. He helped Burnley to gain promotion by playing expansive football. Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea showed interest in Kompany last summer after his impressive debut season at Burnley. He couldn't keep Burnley in the Premier League, but his team continued to play an expansive style of football, which bodes well for Bayern. With better personnel, he can succeed with this style of football.

Kompany has steadily moved up in the ladder during his playing and coaching career. He has enjoyed success at every level.