Oliver Kahn, who served as the CEO, has now departed from his role. Meanwhile, Hasan Salihamidzic, who held the position of Sporting Director, has also been relieved of his duties. Their departures come after a dramatic final day of the season.
So, what led to these decisions? Bayern Munich endured a chaotic season, leading to the club’s management making the difficult choice to part ways with both Kahn and Salihamidzic.
In March, they sacked Julian Nagelsmann as their head coach, replacing him with Thomas Tuchel. However, Bayern Munich’s Bundesliga victory hinged on Borussia Dortmund dropping points on the final day, making it their sole major trophy of the season.
In the bigger picture, Jan-Christian Dreesen has taken over the role of CEO, succeeding Oliver Kahn. However, Bayern Munich is yet to announce who will step into the vacant position of Sporting Director.
Interestingly, Dortmund lifted the Bundesliga trophy just minutes before the news broke about the managerial changes at Bayern Munich, but their performance in other competitions has been underwhelming.
Herbert Hainer, the chairman of Bayern’s advisory board, commented on the departures, stating:
“The decision to separate from Oliver Kahn was anything but easy for the Supervisory Board. Nevertheless, due to the overall development, we have come to the decision to make a new appointment at the top of the Management Board. We would like to thank Oliver Kahn for his commitment, his ideas, and for everything we have achieved together. He will always be a big personality at FC Bayern. We wish him all the best for the future.”