Sebastian Hoeneß seems set for Hoffenheim
When Sebastian Hoeneß was appointed to be Bayern II’s head coach heading into the club’s first year back in the 3.Liga, there were cries of nepotism from Bayern fans who didn’t think Uli’s nephew had proven himself enough to be in charge. The team’s poor start made those cries a little louder. Then, everything changed. Bayern II vaulted up the table and won the league for the first time ever.
Now, after one season, it looks like Hoeneß might be headed for a Bundesliga job. Sport1 says that Hoffenheim and Hoeneß have already agreed to terms, but since the coach has a contract in Munich through 2023, Hasan Salihamidzic will get the final say on the matter on if Bayern will let him go.
It’s hard to imagine that Bayern will stand in the way of the 38 year old getting a head coaching job in the Bundesliga. It’s hard to know if Hoeneß will be successful at that level, but the guy definitely deserves the opportunity to give it a shot. One would assume that Bayern and Hoffenheim will work out some compensation for the Bavarians.
So, what will Bayern do with the Bayern II job?
Ein Kandidat für die Nachfolge von Sebastian Hoeneß beim FC Bayern II ist sein Vorgänger, Holger Seitz. Der hatte jedoch zuvor auf eigenen Wunsch eine leitende Aufgabe im Campus übernommen #fcbayern @BILD_Sport @SPORTBILD— Tobi Altschäffl (@altobelli13) July 21, 2020
Sport Bild’s Tobi Altschäffl says that a top candidate would be former Bayern II coach Holger Seitz. He currently works in a management role with Bayern’s academy. However, you may remember that Seitz was the coach for Bayern II’s Regionalliga winning campaign to earn the spot in the 3.Liga in 2018/19.
Lukas Mai heads to Darmstadt on loan
Following a few days of reports that Bayern Munich may loan Lukas Mai out with an option-to-buy attached, it was a relief to see that those rumors were not true. On Tuesday, Bayern confirmed that Mai would be heading for a season long loan to Darmstadt with no option-to-buy attached to the loan deal.
This is good news as Bayern still see Mai as a viable option at centerback one day, but that he needs more seasoning against professionals. After a good season with Bayern II in the 3.Liga, a higher level beckons.
Mai should get his opportunities with Darmstadt, and with a club that expects to be fighting for promotion back in the Bundesliga next season. The only thing that Mai can focus on at this point is his own growth and improvement as a player. He’s got the skills to do it, but he needs to prove it, again, at a higher level than last year.
And, even better news! He extended the contract by one season to 2023. Good luck, Lasse. Knock them dead.
Franck Evina transfers to Hannover 96
Bayern Munich said goodbye to Franck Evina, as the 20 year old winger completed a transfer to Hannover 96 in the 2.Bundesliga. After 18 months of uneventful loan spells — first with Holstein Kiel in the 2.Bundesliga and then KFC Uerdingen in the 3.Liga — Evina will permanently make his home in Hannover, signing a 3 year contract.
Last season with Uerdingen in the 3.Liga, Evina contributed to 11 goals — 5 goals, 6 assists — in 30 appearances. He made two Bundesliga appearances for Bayern back in the 2017/18 season; however, he never made it back to that level.
Evina is only 20 years old, so he has his whole future ahead of him still. Just, that future will no longer be in Munich. To allow Evina to walk away from the club (at this stage, we don’t know if any transfer fee was paid) shows that Bayern believe they have more talented players at similar positions and can afford to let him go.
We wish him all the best.
Loans for several Bayern II players announced
Bayern Munich announced the loaning of four different U-19 players to Regionalliga sides in order to allow them to continue to develop at a higher level than the U-19s provide.
Jakob Mayer (18) will return to TSV 1860 Rosenheim in the Regionalliga Bayern where he joined in January on loan and played in one match before COVID-19 ended the season. Jonas Kehl (19) will join SSV Ulm in the Regionalliga Südwest. Staying in the Südwest, Marvin Cuni (19) will join freshly-relegated-from-the-3.Liga SG Sonnenhof Großaspach. Finally, headed to the Regionalliga Nord is Jahn Herrmann who has joined Hannover 96 II.
Bayern also confirmed the departures of Flavius Daniliuc and Alexander Bazdrigiannis for the first time, which we’ve previously reported on. Daniliuc has joined OGC Nice in France, and Bazdrigiannis has left for Freiburg.
Celtic youngster Barry Hepburn is reportedly heading to Bayern
Various media in Scotland and Germany are citing the Instagram account “@thesecretscout1” with breaking the news that Bayern have signed Celtic youngster Barry Hepburn. Bayern have been linked with Hepburn for months, and it wouldn’t be a complete shock to learn that the club has made the signing. The report says that Hepburn would be making the move to Munich in the first week of August.
While it’s hard to judge the accuracy of something like this until it happens, it should be noted that Hepburn himself appears to have liked a few of the comments on the post wishing him well.
Hepburn would almost certainly find himself playing with Bayern’s U-17 side, and if he shows well, could work up to the U-19s.
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