LONDON - Vincent Kompany will become the new Bayern Munich manager after agreeing a three-year deal to succeed Thomas Tuchel in Bavaria.

The former Belgium centre-back will take a major step forward in his nascent managerial career, with Bayern understood to have agreed a €12million (£10.2m) compensation deal with Burnley.

Kompany is thought to have won Bayern chiefs’ trust across a series of discussions, with the German giants impressed with his forward-thinking but also cultured outlook.

The 38-year-old speaks German among a raft of languages, and has been respected at Burnley for his ability to communicate first-hand with so many players from different countries and backgrounds.

Bayern would usually seek an experienced big-hitter and a proven winner at European club level.

Kompany does not boast much tangible experience on his managerial CV, but amassed plenty as a player, and is tipped in elite circles to have all the tools required to build a lasting coaching career.

Bayern took the unusual stance of confirming mid-season that Thomas Tuchel would not carry on beyond the summer.

But amid a dearth of proven, experienced managers on the market, the Bavarian club’s board then made a U-turn and tried to convince Tuchel to stay next season.

The former Chelsea boss rejected the opportunity, unsatisfied with the conditions offered.

Bayern had considered ex-Chelsea boss Mauricio Pochettino and Brentford’s Thomas Frank, but have quickly alighted on Kompany as their man.

Kompany won the Championship with Burnley in 2023, but suffered Premier League relegation with the Clarets this term.