Lothar Matthäus has expressed doubts about FC Bayern’s famous fixed-term deposit account. He doubts that this is filled enough to get the squad’s problems under control.
“Whenever Bayern hasn’t had any outstanding successes in the past, they then spent a lot of money and solved the problems. Is this money there now?” Said the record national player in an interview with Mirror.
He cited the pandemic, a few seasons “without resounding success in the Champions League” and some “bad investments” in the squad as the reason. In recent years, Bayern have spent many millions of euros on defenders such as Lucas Hernández, Matthijs de Ligt, Benjamin Pavard and Dayot Upamecano, but are now without top strikers.
“I don’t want to say that anyone did anything wrong, but I can discuss it. Spending so much money on defenders and not having a center forward would make me think,” said Matthäus.
A lot could change at Bayern in the summer. At the forthcoming Supervisory Board meeting on May 30, CEO Oliver Kahn and Sports Director Hasan Salihamidzi will also be up for debate. Matthäus expects input from club patriarch Uli Hoeneß: “Uli exaggeratedly said a dedicated line in the club” and will demand a “relentless analysis”.
Kahn’s predecessor Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is also still in the picture: “Uli will exchange ideas with Rummenigge. They will talk about new players, maybe also about new management personnel. Kalle still lives in Munich, they will also think about how they can support FC Bavaria can help together.”
Lothar Matthäus on the possible exit of Oliver Kahn: “Meanwhile spoken out against him internally”
sky-Expert Lothar Mattäus was not only a player at FC Bayern, but also knows what’s going on in Munich. “You hear a lot that the clock is up for Oliver Kahn, but it’s not 100% either. He’s come under a lot of criticism. Many people have now spoken out against him internally. Whether it’s the majority, it is unknown.”
So it could well be that Kahn will represent FC Bayern as CEO for the last time today from 3.30 p.m. in Cologne.