Bayern Munich have begun a strategic partnership with fourth division club SV Ulm 1846 - © Simon Hofmann/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
Bayern Munich have begun a strategic partnership with fourth division club SV Ulm 1846 - © Simon Hofmann/Bundesliga/Bundesliga Collection via Getty Images
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Bayern Munich begin partnership with fourth division SSV Ulm 1846

Bayern Munich have announced a strategic partnership with fourth-tier German club SV Ulm 1864.

The record Bundesliga champions will work closely with Ulm in terms of youth development and talent promotion in the coming years, the club announced on Thursday.

The partnership is similar to that which Bayern have with MLS club FC Dallas, which has seen several American players training at the FC Bayern Campus in recent years while defender Chris Richards - on loan at Hoffenheim for the remainder of 2020/21 - signed permanently for the Bavarians.

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"SSV Ulm is an ambitious fourth division team that is currently building modern, professional structures and is striving to return to professional football," Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic said in a club announcement. "In addition, the location of the city of Ulm is strategically very interesting for FC Bayern.

"I'm delighted that we have found an ideal partner for developing talent in SSV Ulm."

Both clubs have outlined specific areas in which they wish to cooperate, varying from coaching courses to friendly matches between youth teams and coordination between scouting teams of both sides.

The move comes after Bayern signed four new regional partner clubs in the summer of 2020 in SpVgg Landshut, SV Schloßberg Stephanskirchen, SpVgg Joshofen Bergheim and FC Issing. And from the 2022/23 season, only teams from U11 and older will train at the club's campus.