FC Bayern continues to realign its sporting leadership. Technical director Marco Neppe, once a close colleague of ex-sports director Salihamidzic, is to leave the record champions.
FC Bayern Munich is continuing to restructure its sporting management team. According to media reports from “Bild” and the pay-TV broadcaster Sky, technical director Marco Neppe will be leaving the club after ten years.
However, since Christoph Freund took office as sports director in September 2023, the 37-year-old has only played a minor role in the squad planning and sporting orientation of the German record champions.
Eberl commitment expected
It is also expected that Max Eberl will soon be hired in Munich as the successor to Hasan Salihamidzic for the position of sports director, which has been vacant for months. The 50-year-old Eberl was released from his position as sports director at RB Leipzig last September. For him, the Munich team would have to pay a transfer fee in the millions to the Saxon Bundesliga club.
Eberl and Freund should determine the sporting direction of the record champions in the future. Neppe was guided to FC Bayern in 2014 by then technical director Michael Reschke. He started as a scout and then rose to become technical director himself. He was later a close colleague of Salihamidzic, who had to leave the club at the end of last season along with CEO Oliver Kahn.
Before this season, Neppe was still part of FC Bayern’s transfer committee and, together with board boss Jan-Christian Dreesen, also handled the signing of striker Harry Kane. However, the club was always defensive about Neppe’s future.
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