Kingsley Coman has been lacing his shoes for FC Bayern for almost eight years now. The Frenchman will stay in Munich for a few more years. It wasn’t always clear that this would happen. According to his own statement, the winger was about to say goodbye to the record champions in the past.
It was not foreseeable at the time that Kingsley Coman would become a Munich institution when he switched to FC Bayern in the summer of 2015. The Frenchman is now in his eighth year playing on the Isar. If he fulfills his current contract, it will be at least twelve years in the end – an eternity in the football business.
Over the past few years, the 26-year-old has had the opportunity to leave the record champions several times. He was particularly attracted by calls from England, as he explained in an interview with the “Times”. “I was about to do that. Many teams were interested in me,” said the Frenchman, who ultimately always chose Bayern Munich.
“I’ve always felt comfortable here, that’s why I stayed and signed a long-term contract. However, you never know in football. Anything can happen. But what is certain is that I feel great at Bayern,” said Coman FCB fans worried about an early farewell.
Coman on the first encounter with Tuchel at Bayern Munich
A good relationship with new coach Thomas Tuchel would undoubtedly make it easier for him to remain in Munich. This left a good impression on the Frenchman at his first encounter.
At the first meeting, Tuchel directly mentioned Bayern’s Champions League final against his former club PSG, which was decided by a goal from Coman, the 26-year-old reported. “He gave me a little smack and said: ‘You made me lose the Champions League final. Now we have to win it together’. That was nice because that’s football,” Coman recalled.
Coman: This coach was particularly important for me at Bayern
According to his own statement, the French international experienced perhaps the most formative time in Munich under Pep Guardiola. The Catalan was “very important” for him, said Coman. Today’s ManCity coach hasn’t forbidden him to go dribbling. At the same time, he didn’t keep telling him to pass the ball.
“It was the first time I’ve had a coach say to me, ‘Don’t pass the ball. Just dribble and take a cross’. I was like, oh, that’s great. I’m going to make a good one here Have time,” enthused the Frenchman about working with Pep Guardiola.