Friday, 29 September, 2023

Bayern dismiss Kahn and Salihamidzic

Minutes after Bayern Munich clinched an 11th straight Bundesliga title on Saturday, the club said they had fired chairman Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic, reports AFP. Kahn later complained on Twitter that he had been banned from attending the club's title celebration. "You have probably heard what we have decided with the supervisory board," club president Herbert Hainer told media in the mixed zone in Cologne where, the club salvaged their 33rd German league title when Jamal Musiala hit an 89th-minute winner. An hour after the final

whistle the club posted a statement on their web site, while announcing a press conference for 11:30am Munich time on Sunday. Bayern Munich chairman promised manager Thomas Tuchel's job is safe with the freshly-minted German champions, while confirming the return of former executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. "We are absolutely convinced by Thomas Tuchel. He is one of the best managers in Europe and has shown that at several clubs. I don't know why Thomas Tuchel should not be our coach."While Kahn was replaced by former CFO Jan-Christian Dreesen, a new sporting director has not yet been appointed.