Bundesliga outfit Bayern Munich opted to give head coach Juergen Klinsmann the sack after the 1-0 league defeat against Schalke’04 some three weeks ago and the Bavarians immediately targeted AZ coach Louis van Gaal as his replacement.
Reports in the Dutch media earlier this week already claimed that Bayern Munich were on the verge of announcing the former Ajax coach as their new trainer, but AZ were reluctant to let go of the successful tactician and frustrated the move.
However, according to NOS, the Dutch champions have now reached an agreement with Bayern about a transfer fee and van Gaal will be in charge at the German giants starting this summer.
Van Gaal’s AZ deal was due to expire in 2010, but the 57-year-old made it clear that signing for Bayern Munich was like a dream for him.
His excellent relationship with AZ chairman Dirk Scheringa eventually made the latter decide to let go of Van Gaal for free. Bayern Munich will play a friendly match against the Alkmaar outfit this summer to compensate them for the loss of Van Gaal.
The experienced head coach will sign a two-year deal at the Bavarians.
Stefan Coerts, Goal.com