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Bayern Munich adds former Southampton and RB Leipzig coach Danny Röhl to its staff

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Bayern Munich has added a fresh set of eyes to Niko Kovac’s coaching staff.

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Bayern Munich issued a release announcing that it has hired former Southampton assistant coach Danny Röhl as assistant coach for analysis:

A new member of staff for FC Bayern head coach Niko Kovac and his team: Danny Röhl joins the German record champions’ coaching staff with immediate effect as analysis assistant coach. The 30-year-old moves to Munich from English Premier League club Southampton. At the Saints, Röhl was assistant to manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, with whom he previously worked at RB Leipzig.

Per the Daily Echo, Röhl left Southampton last week, but there was no formal announcement on where he was going. Although Röhl’s departure is considered a loss to Hasenhüttl’s coaching staff, the former RB Leipzig boss was reportedly not upset about Röhl’s departure despite the sudden nature of the exit:

Ralph Hasenhüttl’s assistant, Danny Röhl, has left Saints ahead of the new season. The 30-year-old was appointed as Hasenhüttl’s right hand man shortly after the Austrian took charge at Saints last December.

However, the Daily Echo understands that Röhl has left the club this summer and has returned to Germany. The reasons behind Röhl’s departure remain somewhat of a mystery but Hasenhüttl is believed to be untroubled by the development.

Röhl and Hasenhüttl had worked together at RB Leipzig before they left for Southampton.

Hasenhuttl and Röhl had been close before working together at Saints with the duo having previously helped guide RB Leipzig to a second place finish in the Bundesliga. This was an unexpected development with Hasenhüttl having confirmed Röhl would continue as his assistant in the new coaching set-up which was formally released by the club on July 1.

Regardless of why Röhl left the Saints, he is now part of Kovac’s staff at Bayern Munich.