Bayern Munich have offered the main assistant coaching job to Willy Sagnol, according to reports out of Germany. The position is now vacant with Herman Gerland’s move to run Bayern’s youth academy. Gerland was only in the position after having replace Paul Clement who left the club in January to take over the English Premier League’s Welsh club Swansea City.
Carlo Ancelotti isn’t 100% on board with the idea, apparently satisfied with his son filling that role. Davide Ancelotti was named an assistant of the first team last summer with his prior experience being a fitness coach under his dad for one year at Paris Saint-Germain and two years at Real Madrid.
You can see why Bayern feel more comfortable getting someone with a little more experience in the team.
Sagnol spent eight years as a Bayern stalwart before injuries brought his career to an end. In his post-playing career, Sagnol spent one year as the coach of France’s U-21 squad before taking over Ligue 1 club Girondins de Bordeaux.
In his first season at Bordeaux, Sagnol finished in sixth place in Ligue 1 and qualified for the Europa League. He was sacked in the second season with Bordeaux floundering in midtable of the league and failing to get out of the Europa League’s group stage.