Bayern Munich’s sporting director, Max Eberl, has confirmed that talks over a contract extension for Joshua Kimmich at the Allianz Arena have been postponed until a new manager is appointed.

Earlier this year, it was announced that Thomas Tuchel would be leaving his position as manager at the end of the season, forcing Bayern to search for a replacement. Bayer Leverkusen’s Xabi Alonso was initially a top target, but he publicly ruled himself out of contention recently.

With Alonso out of consideration, Bayern must now look elsewhere in their quest for a new manager, and Kimmich is unwilling to make a decision about his future until the managerial situation is resolved.

“Josh says very clearly: ‘Max, I want to know who the new coach is’,” Eberl revealed to Sky. “Then these questions will arise. Whether he wants it or whether we want it, it is ultimately up to Joshua to decide. But the first question is the question of the coach.”

The uncertainty surrounding the managerial appointment is also causing issues in negotiations for an extension with left-back Alphonso Davies. Eberl had previously issued a public ultimatum to Davies regarding a new contract, but his agent recently pushed back, arguing that it would be “unfair” to expect Davies to commit without knowing who the new manager will be.

As Kimmich’s contract winds down, several top clubs across Europe have been linked with a move for the 29-year-old midfielder.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *