Bayern Munich: Oliver Kahn surprised by comments from Uli Hoeness

Former Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn surprised by recent comments from Uli Hoeness.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)
Former Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn surprised by recent comments from Uli Hoeness.(Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images) /

There have been significant changes at Bayern Munich over the last six months. It started with the departure of Julian Nagelsmann at the end of March. The German coach was sacked due to inconsistent performances over 12 months. Thomas Tuchel succeeded Nagelsmann in this position, but the campaign ended with just one title.

The poor results in the Champions League and DFB Pokal made sure that Hasan Salihamidzic and Oliver Kahn were under intense scrutiny. The Bavarian club decided to part ways with the duo at the end of the season. Salihamidzic left on more amicable terms as he was part of the celebrations after winning the Bundesliga title on the final day.

Kahn seems to have a bitter end to his tenure as Bayern’s CEO. The former German goalkeeper left the club from the backdoor despite the club insisting that he remains part of Bayern’s family. While talking to BR24 (via iMiaSanMia) last weekend, Uli Hoeness insisted that appointing Kahn as the CEO was a big mistake.

After the critical comments from Hoeness, Oliver Kahn spoke to Bild to defend his tenure at Bayern. Kahn was surprised by the statement from Hoeness but still believes that he worked in the best interest of the club during his tenure as CEO. Kahn has no bitter feelings towards Die Roten.

"“FC Bayern and I agreed in the summer that we wanted to close this chapter amicably and that I would remain part of the FC Bayern family in the future. I continue to stand by this.”“Uli Hoeneß’s current statements do not necessarily contribute to respectful relationships with each other In my role as CEO of FC Bayern, I always acted for the club with the best of my knowledge and belief. That’s all I have to say Personally, I have made peace with the chapter and – still on friendly terms with the club – I’m looking to the future with optimism.”"

The sacking of Nagelsmann in March was a surprising move since Bayern were very well-placed in every competition. The decision to bring Thomas Tuchel needed to click straightaway for Salihamidzic and Kahn to save their jobs. However, the team looked in complete disarray with the coaching change midway through the season. They would have lost the league title on the final day if Dortmund had defeated Mainz.

Bayern already had Kahn’s replacement lined up before the end of the season. Jan Christian-Dreesen became the new CEO of the club. He worked with Marco Neppe and Thomas Tuchel to conduct transfer business in the summer since the new sporting director was arriving on September 1.

RB Salzburg’s Christoph Freund was selected as the replacement for Salihamidzic. The Austrian sporting director did a remarkable job of identifying young talent for Salzburg. Freund is hopeful of finding the right balance between signing quality players and bringing young talent from the academy at Die Roten.

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The Bavarian club is also interested in bringing Max Eberl after he was sacked by RB Leipzig. Eberl will have a place at the board level since there is a vacancy after the departure of Salihamidzic. Die Roten will have to pay a compensation fee to RB Leipzig for Eberl. A final decision on Eberl is likely to take place during next month’s annual general meeting.