The time of CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic at record champions Bayern Munich is over. After Bayern Munich’s 2-1 (1-0) win at 1. FC Köln, which secured FC Bayern Munich their eleventh German championship in a row after Borussia Dortmund’s slip-up against Mainz 05 (2-2), the confirmed FCB this officially.
The new strong man at FC Bayern is the previous CFO Jan-Christian Dreesen (55), the successor to Salihamidzic has not yet been decided. Former national team captain Kahn (53) was absent in Cologne on Saturday, fueling rumors during the game. Salihamidzic (46) celebrated winning the cup on the pitch with the team.
Kahn commented on Twitter after the game. First, the titan congratulated the team, and then added: “I would like to celebrate with you, but unfortunately I can’t be with you today because the club has forbidden me.” At Sky90 he renewed his accusation towards FC Bayern: “It was the worst day of my life to take it from me to celebrate with the boys.”
Initially, it was reported that Kahn was ill. The Picture However, he now confirmed that he did not mean the doctors: “The club prohibited me from traveling to the game in Cologne and from attending the championship celebration.” According to the tabloid, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge should also move to the supervisory board and provide support with squad planning.
“The decision to separate from Oliver Kahn was anything but easy for the supervisory board,” Hainer is quoted as saying in the press release: Nevertheless, due to the overall development, we have come to the decision to make a new appointment at the top of the board.”
FC Bayern Munich made a decision on Kahn and Salihamidzic before the game
The dismissal of Kahn and his long-time teammate Salihamidzic was decided in the run-up to the decisive game at an extraordinary supervisory board meeting called at short notice, several media reported.
“That’s coming now? A minute after the final whistle? So far I didn’t know anything about it,” said Bayern idol Thomas Müller in the midst of the celebrations in Cologne sky-Microphone. Record national player and Sky expert Lothar Matthäus explained: “It was clear that something would change. The two were responsible for everything that happened. The Mia-san-mia feeling is vital for FC Bayern and that is lost.”
Kahn succeeded Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in 2021, Salihamidzic initially took over as sports director in 2017. Despite winning the championship, FC Bayern missed their goals.
In particular, the dismissal of coach Julian Nagelsmann in March proved fatal, under successor Thomas Tuchel FC Bayern was first eliminated from the DFB Cup and a little later from the Champions League.