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Managerial merry-go-round: Motta to take over Juventus, Kompany in talks with Bayern, and Hansi Flick closer to Barcelona

Thiago Motta has landed Juventus’ managerial position. Fabrizio Romano claims that the deal has been confirmed, with Motta leaving Bologna after a fantastic season. The former midfielder has already informed the club of his decision to leave, and his final game as their coach will be tomorrow against Genoa. Bologna, currently in 3rd position in the Serie A standings with 68 points, is guaranteed to participate in the Champions League next season regardless of the outcome of their last game. Motta will sign a contract with Juventus that runs until June 2027.

Bayern Munich have initiated negotiations with Burnley for Vincent Kompany, with the deal likely to be worth €15 million. The Bayern board is highly impressed with Kompany’s potential and vision. Initial talks on Monday were positive, and Bayern is eager to finalize the deal soon. Sky Sports reported that the Bayern board trusts Kompany’s ideas and sees him as a future top coach.

Barcelona are actively pushing for Hansi Flick to replace Xavi. Flick, who has been eyeing the job for months, remains fully focused on the Barca option if Xavi Hernández decides to leave. Sky Sports has reported that Flick already has a verbal agreement with the Catalan club to take over as manager and president Joan Laporta considers the German specialist the main option for the managerial role.

These developments mark significant shifts in the managerial landscape of European football, with top clubs securing the leadership they believe will bring future success. Chelsea, Manchester United, and Milan are also among the teams actively seeking new managers, but there have been no advances with any specific candidates yet.