It seems like every former Bayern Munich player has been linked recently to the club’s vacant sporting director position.
When asked about if it’s going to be a former player, Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge didn’t go into specifics but said a choice has been made. He declined, however, to reveal who the new sporting director would be prior to board approval.
Amid all the rumors, Rummenigge explained what the club is looking for in a sporting director:
There was never any doubt that we would eventually bring a new sporting director. It’s important that we have someone in place who provides a link between the coach, the team, club and board. The plan is that the sporting director will be that person. And when the matter is settled, he will certainly have the prospect of joining the board.
One person who will not be the next sporting director, Rummenigge said, is Miroslav Klose. Germany’s all-time leading goal scorer will still be involved with the club as an ambassador while pursuing his coaching career with the German national team.
For now, it’s all speculation until team president Uli Hoeness announces the new sporting director very soon.