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FC Bayern, news and rumours: CEO Oliver Kahn defends himself against criticism: “It’s just not right”



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Oliver Kahn has defended himself against the ongoing criticism of his management of FC Bayern. Thomas Müller can obviously imagine a change. Also: The consulting agency of Mathys Tel confirms the whereabouts of the striker beyond the summer. All news and rumors about FC Bayern can be found here.

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FC Bayern, News: Kahn defends himself against criticism of his club leadership

Oliver Kahn has defended himself against the critical voices that complain about his work as CEO of FC Bayern. “It’s just not right what I’m sometimes accused of in this context,” said the 53-year-old sports picture.

Above all, Kahn does not want to let the accusation that he runs Munich more like a company than a traditional club and heaps a crowd of consultants around him. “There’s always talk of Oliver Kahn being surrounded by advisors. I don’t know where they’re all supposed to be. They’re FC Bayern employees and most of them were here for many years before I came back to the club am”, justified the FCB boss.

Kahn also cannot understand the criticism of the “FC Bayern Ahead” project he launched. “When I came to FC Bayern in 2020, I sat down with colleagues from all departments and asked them: What’s happening in your area? Where do you see the biggest challenges?”

As a result, the decision was made to launch such a campaign that should put FC Bayern in a better position overall for the future. “We thought about what we urgently need in the next few years. For example: upper salary limits in European football and a better training infrastructure for the professionals. Then we thought about how we would implement that? For example through joint initiatives with the DFL with the upper salary limits and by converting our buildings according to the specifications of all specialists,” Kahn continues.

At the same time, the 53-year-old also expressed understanding for the criticism of some fan groups: “I’m also self-critical. We should have taken the fans with us more. They live these values, this ‘Mia san Mia’. It was never the goal to tell the fans what they mean by ‘mia san mia’ because the fans know that very well and maybe best of all.”

FC Bayern, News: FCB cooperates with model Lena Gercke

FC Bayern has gained model Lena Gercke as a cooperation partner. As Munich confirmed on their social media channels, the 35-year-old will work with the women’s department of the German record champions in the future.

“It’s a match. Lena Gercke and FC Bayern announce their new cooperation partnership,” wrote the club in this regard. Among other things, Gercke gained notoriety through her victory in the first season of the show “Germany’s next top model”. She now works as a designer.

FC Bayern, News: Tel should stay with FCB

Mathys Tel also wants to be part of FC Bayern beyond the current season. “Officially: Mathys stays in Munich, no matter what happens,” said the 18-year-old Frenchman’s consulting agency Mercury/tz in a statement.

The attacker was signed by the French first division club Stade Rennes for 20 million euros before the season. He has scored four goals in 19 Bundesliga appearances so far.

Most recently, coach Thomas Tuchel indicated that Tel could be loaned out in the coming season to give him match practice.

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