Vincent Kompany to Bayern Munich: Strict rule he must follow - or face being fined

Vincent Kompany will be handed a new Audi once he arrives in Germany to take charge of Bayern Munich - and he'd better drive it to training!

The Burnley boss is on the verge of completing a shock move to the Allianz Arena. The Belgian is closing on a deal that will see him replace Thomas Tuchel in Bavaria.

All staff and players at the Bundesliga giants receive a company car from German manufacturers Audi. They have a long-term partnership with Bayern that has run since 2002, while also owning a 8.33 percent stake in the club.

As part of the agreement, players and staff are given a car that they are expected to drive to and from the club’s training facility, as well as to and from matches and other activities associated with the club.

They are not just limited to Audis though. Cars owned by the Volkswagen group including Porsches, Bugattis and Bentleys are all accepted.

Harry Kane was among those handed a new car at the start of the season after joining from Tottenham. Speaking at the time, Andreas Jung, Bayern board member for marketing said: “After over 20 years of partnership, FC Bayern and Audi are an outstandingly well-practised team.

“We’ll be continuing our journey again this season with sustainable mobility. In doing so, we are striving for further success together – both on the pitch and in our commitment to making the future ever better environmentally.”

vincent kompany to bayern munich: strict rule he must follow - or face being fined

Kingsley Coman

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Winger Kingsley Coman fell foul of the rule back in April 2020. Instead of driving his Audi, the Frenchman arrived at training in a McLaren 570S Spider.

He was hit with a €50,000 (£43,000) for his actions, and had to apologise for ignoring the rule.

"I would like to apologise to the club and Audi for not having come to training in my company car," he was quoted in Bild. “The reason was a damaged wing mirror on my Audi.

“Still, that was a mistake, of course I can see that. As a reparation, I will visit the Audi plant in Ingolstadt for an autograph hour as soon as possible and bring some attention to the employees."

Kompany will be aiming to avoid a similar fate during his first season with Bayern. He is expected to move to the German giants, provided a compensation package is sorted out with the Clarets.

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