Kieran Scott on Bayern Munich's Aaron Danks interest and what next for Middlesbrough

Kieran Scott says Middlesbrough are expecting an official approach from Bayern Munich for assistant coach Aaron Danks, and they will act accordingly if he decides to leave.

Bayern Munich are believed to be targeting Michael Carrick's assistant as their new assistant coach, with new Bayern boss Vincent Kompany keen to reunite with Danks after their brief time working together at Anderlecht. It comes as Burnley assistant Craig Bellamy decided not to join Kompany in Germany.

Teesside Live understands that it is now likely that Danks will leave Boro this summer, with the opportunity for Danks to go and work at one of Europe's elite clubs an opportunity he will struggle to turn down. However, to complete a move, Bayern will first have to agree a compensation fee - something that won't be expected to foil a club with Bayern's resources.

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Asked about it during a sit down with regional media outlets including Teesside Live on Thursday afternoon, Boro head of football Scott said: "Football is moving and evolving all the time. Vincent has got himself a really good job at Bayern and he has a previous relationship with Aaron when they worked together at Anderlecht. I know they are personal friends and contacts within the game as well.

"As far as I can see, I think there will be an approach from Bayern for Aaron. That will then be down to him to make the decision for what he wants to do. We're not queueing up to lose Aaron, obviously. We rate him highly and we like him at the club. But Bayern is one of the biggest football clubs in the world.

"I'm sure if they come in with concrete interest, Aaron will have a really difficult decision to make. From our perspective though, he's not someone we're queueing up to let go. It's an if [he goes] for now, until anything official is sent and agreed. At the moment I can say that's not the case, but at the same time, there is clearly an interest.

"Bayern have to do things right now and if they want to take Aaron it shows the progress we're making as a football club. We've got players being watched and going into big clubs in Europe and the Premier League, and now we've got staff head-hunted for massive clubs like Bayern Munich. It's a case of watch this space on that one."

As far as what next for Boro if Danks does leave, that is something that Boro will work out with Carrick in time. Though losing Danks is a blow, Boro are in a good position in that they have two assistants working behind the head coach, who himself enjoys being out on the training pitches as opposed to taking a backseat.

Jonathan Woodgate looks likely to sign a new contract and stay at Boro this summer along with Carrick and, with Grant Leadbitter also still a part of the first-team coaching setup, it could be that Boro go for a more traditional Championship coaching set-up, with Woodgate being the sole assistant, and a Danks replacement slotting in alongside Leadbitter.

Asked about a potential replacement, Scott added: "I think he will need replacing but we'll assess that situation. In the Premier League, the budget is endless and you have coaches for coaches. In the Championship, it's normally a first-team head coach and his assistant and then someone helping them.

"We haven't had that. We've had two assistants and Michael. Then we've got Grant who is heavily involved in stuff too. So we're well stocked. I think Michael will look to bring someone in, but it's likely to be someone who has a different skill set to Aaron."