Bayern Munich: Herbert Hainer eyeing another term as club president

Herbert Hainer wants to another term as president at Bayern Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)
Herbert Hainer wants to another term as president at Bayern Munich. (Photo by CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images) /

The last three years have been challenging for the hierarchy at Bayern Munich. They had to navigate through the pandemic and keep the team competitive in all competitions. The club chiefs managed to do a satisfactory job in this period as trophies continued to arrive at Allianz Arena.

Herbert Hainer has enjoyed a very good tenure as the club’s president until now. Since replacing Uli Hoeness in November 2019, Hainer has managed to do an adequate job that helped Die Roten to win all possible trophies in three years. He remains hungry to keep working in this role at Bayern.

According to SportBild’s Christian Falk (via iMiaSanMia), Hainer is planning to run for another term as the club’s president. The next annual general meeting is set to take place on October 15. Since the trio of Hasan Salihamidzic, Hainer, and Oliver Kahn has worked effectively until now, Hainer has a good chance of getting elected again.

The upcoming tenure will be much more challenging for Hainer. The commercial deal with Qatar Airways is set to expire in 2023. There has been significant outrage amongst fans regarding this deal due to the human rights violations in Qatar. The Bavarian faithful has consistently shown their dissent against this deal through big banners at Allianz Arena. Bayern has already held discussions with fans to hear their views on this deal.

Hainer will have to make sure that the right decision is made that will not cause outrage amongst fans. The Bavarian club may have to explore another stream of commercial revenue if this deal is not renewed. It is a tricky situation that Hainer will have to navigate carefully.

Meanwhile, Hainer has also backed the club to extend the contract of Hasan Salihamidzic. The former Bayern midfielder is expected to sign a new three-year deal after doing a stellar job in contract extensions and squad building over the last 12 months.

Die Roten has done a very good job on and off the pitch under the cooperation of Hainer, Kahn, and Salihamidzic. There is no reason to break the trio and move in another direction anytime soon. They are likely to get overwhelming support at the annual general meeting.

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In terms of transfer business for this summer, the club chiefs have suggested that work is complete for incomings. The Bavarian club is currently focussing on parting ways with fringe players in the next two weeks. Even though Die Roten will miss out on the signing of Konrad Laimer, it has been one of the best transfer windows in the club’s recent history.