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Bayern Munich shuffle youth coaches following Miroslav Klose’s promotion

Martin Demichelis remains with the U-19s, while Danny Schwarz takes over the U-17s.

Bayern Muenchen U19 v Tottenham Hotspur U19 - UEFA Youth League Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images

Back in May, Bayern Munich announced that they had re-signed Miroslav Klose to an improved coaching contract. With the new deal, he would be moving from the being the club’s U-17 head coach straight into being Hansi Flick’s assistant with the first team. The move, however, left a big hole at a crucial development stage for Bayern, so the quest began for who would take over the U-17s?

The club has decided that the best option is an internal candidate. Danny Schwarz will be the new head coach of the U-17s. He will be assisted by Stefan Meißner who is making the move to Munich after spending ten years in the youth teams at FC Kaiserslautern.

Schwarz spent the last season as co-head coach of Bayern’s U-19 side with Martin Demichelis. The former Bayern centerback will remain the head coach of the U-19s with Stefan Buck as his assistant.

VfB Stuttgart v 1. FSV Mainz 05 - Bundesliga Photo by TF-Images/TF-Images via Getty Images

In a far less expected move, Bayern also announced the signing of Halil Altintop to be the top assistant to Alexander Moj with the club’s U-16 side. Altintop was appointed the head coach of TSV Schwaben Augsburg in the Bayernliga last September but will leave that post for this new opportunity with Bayern. Halil’s identical twin brother Hamit played for Bayern from 2007 to 2011.

There were also some promotions from even younger teams. Maximilian Kauer moves from Bayern’s U-14 team to the U-15 team following Peter Wenninger’s retirement to focus solely on his role as the Sporting Director of the club’s U-9 to U-15 sides. Raphael Sonnweber takes over the U-14 side after a season in charge of the U-13 team, and Philipp Deppner making the same transition from the U-10s to the U-13s.

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