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Bayern Munich adds Michael Reschke to the front office staff

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Bayern Munich will add Michal Reschke, with 35 years of front office experience at Bayer Leverkusen, to their front office starting in July.

Oliver Hardt

Today, Bayern Munich announced the addition of Michael Reschke from Bayer Levekrusen to their front office staff as a technical director. Per the club's official announcement, Reschke will be "supporting Sammer in his responsibilities with the professional playing staff, Junior Team, scouting section and transfer activity." Reschke will start in his post on July 1st. After 35 years with Bayer Leverkusen, including the last 10 years as their squad manager, Reschke's role really comes across as as more of an assistant technical director.

That this move comes days Uli Hoeness began serving time behind bars really doesn't come as a surprise. Given the history Hoeness had as the technical director for Bayern Munich, it's pretty easy to imagine he still did a great deal of work in this area, even probably just as a resource with such a vastness of experience. With that resource no longer available bringing in as knowledgeable and experienced a resource as Michael Reschke, with a long track record of fantastic youth development, to aid Matthias Sammer is an excellent move.

If there's one criticism I have of the Bayern Munich technical directorship in the last few years, it is their inability to use loans effectively. It's clear players like Mitchell Weiser and Emre Can (and to a lesser extent Patrick Weihrauch) have long outgrown the Regionalliga Bayern in terms of skillset. Now with a another new crop of high promising talents in Alessandro Schöpf, Ylli Sallahi, and Julian Green also knocking on the door, Bayern Munich need to more aggressive in the loan department. While Can is gone, the other 5 are still in the Bayern Munich system and desperately need the move before Bayern Munich lose them. Adding a resource like Reschke would seem to be a significant step forward in addressing a potential weakness in the Bayern Munich front office.