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Rummenigge: Guardiola gave Bayern 'helping hand' in Kompany pursuit

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Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola helped Bayern Munich in their choice to hire Vincent Kompany as the club's new manager.

"He gave us a big helping hand. He had him as captain at City and he also followed him when he was at Burnley," the supervisory board member said.

Bayern agreed to part ways with coach Thomas Tuchel in February after falling behind eventual champions Bayer Leverkusen in the title race.

Kompany has Bundesliga experience, having played at Hamburg before joining Manchester City.

He took the reins of Burnley in July 2022, taking them to the Premier League as second-division champions that season before they were relegated this past campaign.

Kompany was the final candidate in a long list linked to Bayern.

Leverkusen coach Xabi Alonso, Germany boss Julian Nagelsmann and Austria manager Ralf Rangnick all reportedly turned down Bayern's interest.

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