Niko Kovač and the Bayern Munich squad were spotted at the Munich International Airport earlier today ahead of their preseason Audi Tour. They’ll be taking on Juventus at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on Wednesday night in a friendly before travelling to Miami, Florida to take on Manchester City at Hard Rock Stadium.
Now, we always like to give you guys any and all updates on all things related to Bayern’s new kits, but today we have something a bit different for you!
It was incredibly encouraging to see that Kovač has his troops travel in style; no training tops and jumpers for this squad! Instead, the players were outfitted in matching Stafford (could be a different brand to be honest) button-ups with a pair of khaki slacks and sporty, low-ankle shoes. Instead of looking like a squad of footballers in matching jumpers, the Bayern boys look like a bunch of bosses ready to take care of business, which is a nice change of pace if you ask me.
One of the things I really love about this get-up, too, is the matching shoes and belt. A lot of people often times overlook this golden rule of always having your belt match your shoes, but Kovač doesn't play games with his squad. Also, it’s a pretty bold move to wear low-cut socks with a pair of khaki slacks, but Niko and the crew pulled it off pretty well. If only one person does that, it might look a little bizarre, but with everyone in the squad rocking that look, it works well!
Have a looksie:
just a few dapper gents on their way to ‼️#AudiFCBTour#ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/Lg1uhykj8y— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) July 23, 2018
It was already hard to not be a fan of Kovač, but the fact that he’s got the squad looking quite dapper when they travel is refreshing, especially since he got us off to a winning start in the ICC vs. Paris Saint-Germain. As a manager, it’s all about incredibly close attention to detail and the standards that you set forth. I, for one, am I big fan of having the squad dress professional when they travel and it may not seem like much, but I think it bodes well for the new boss and what he expects of his players on and off the pitch.
Once they’re on the plane for a nine-hour trip, though, it’s all about COMFORT. Feet up, boys! ;)
The flight from Munich to Philadelphia is 9.5 hours. Which #FCBayern player would you want as your seat buddy? ✈ #AudiFCBTour pic.twitter.com/otSAWoqFMW— FC Bayern US (@FCBayernUS) July 23, 2018