Herbert Hainer, former Adidas CEO is the new president of Bayern Munich.
Uli Hoeness presidency at Bayern Munich is officially at an end. However, the 67 year old will continue in his role with the club’s supervisory board until November 2023. The stalwart is associated with Bayern for a good part of 50 years. 9 years as a player and 40+ plus in a managerial capacity.
Hoeness during his playing days played as striker and a prominent player until injury forced him to retire at the age of 27. The German made close to 250 appearance for Bayern and scored 86 goals.
Post his early retirement, he assumed a General Manager’s position. Under his presidency, he brought 45 major trophies, including the treble of 2012-13 and seven Bundesliga titles in a row. Notably, he was one of the catalyst for building the Allianz Arena stadium.
Future in Great Hands!
Chief Executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge backed Hainer to be a worthy new president, and praised his own future successor as chief executive, Oliver Kahn. The former German national team Goalkeeper and Captain is due to assume that role in 2022.
Speaking at the AGM, Rummenigge said: “I am sure that with these great personalities at the top, there is no need to worry about the future of Bayern.”
Flick to remain coach:
Additionally, Rummenigge confirmed on Friday that, Flick will remain interim Bayern coach. At least for the rest of 2019.
Uli, Hasan and I publicly announced after the Dortmund match, “Hansi would be our coach until further notice. He will be coach at least until Christmas and possibly beyond. We trust Hansi Flick” Rummenigge said at Bayern’s annual general meeting.
The 29 times Bundesliga Champions currently sit on 3rd spot, 4 points adrift of Borussia Monchengladbach. They face Fortuna Dusseldorf after the international break on 23rd November.
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