Former Bayern professional Thomas Helmer has criticized the Munich management team around CEO Oliver Kahn for their inadequate crisis management. Kahn in particular, like Uli Hoeneß, must “become more active” and “find his way – as soon as possible,” said Helmer Munich Mercury/tz.
Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic would have to “form a wall given the tense situation with the German record champions. In addition, there is (President) Herbert Hainer, who I appreciate, but who is not the spokesman either,” said Helmer and demanded: “Oli has to do that be easy in terms of position. His word has a different impact in sporting matters.”
Kahn does not use this force. After a game like the one against Hoffenheim (1-1) “he has to stand up and speak”. Hoeneß would have done this, “Oli has to do that too! That’s his job!” emphasized Helmer (57).
It was legitimate that Kahn wanted to appear differently than the former “Attack Department” Hoeneß did. But “two or three sentences” on social media weren’t enough, “that just doesn’t work in his position”.
In general, the 1996 European champion sees the situation in Munich critically. “I can never actually remember so many construction sites as there are now.” It was once a strength of the executive floor to “pull in the same direction”. He misses this.
“I think it’s wrong to break the stick about Oli and Hasan now,” emphasized the Sport1 moderator. The duo must “swim free, learn the lessons from the season, make the right decisions”.