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Bayern Munich restructure youth coaching ranks

Hermann Gerland makes his moves.

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With the new facilities nearing completion at Säbener Straße, Bayern Munich are making their moves to strengthen the coaching staffs of their youth teams. The club is moving with a complete revamp of their youth programs in order to re-establish the academy as one of Europe’s elite.

Last month, the club announced that former youth coach and longtime first team assistant Hermann Gerland would be taking over as the athletic director of the youth teams, while Jochen Sauer would take over as the director of Bayern's youth development center. Now, Gerland is making moves to set up the coaching staffs for next season.

According to a report from SportBild, the currently U-17 coach Tim Walter is being promoted up to take over the U-23s alongside assistant coach Tobias Schweinsteiger. Heiko Vogel will be leaving the club at the end of the season.

There had been rumors that Mark Van Bommel would be returning to Bayern to take over the reserve squad, but it appears that the former Bayern captain will remaining in Eindhoven for now.

Going down the age bracket, Sebastian Hoeneß will take over the U-19 squad, who are currently in first place in the A-Junioren Bundesliga (U-19 Bundesliga). Yes, that is the son of Dieter and the nephew of Uli. Hoeneß is currently the U-17 at RB Leipzig, having previously served as a youth scout for the club.

The current U-19 manager Holger Seitz will be stepping down a level and taking over the U-17s.