Ex-German Goalkeeper Kahn Replaces Rummenigge As Bayern Munich Chairman

Ex-German Goalkeeper Kahn Replaces Rummenigge As Bayern Munich Chairman 2


Bayern Munich mentioned on Tuesday Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will step down after 30 years within the membership’s hierarchy on the finish of this month with former Germany captain Oliver Kahn taking up as chairman.

Rummenigge had been as a result of see out his contract which expires on the finish of 2021, however is leaving six months early to satisfy the top of the monetary 12 months on June 30.

“It is strategically the most sensible and logical point in time,” mentioned Rummenigge, 65, with Kahn, 51, to be Bayern’s chairman when the brand new season begins in August.

“It is a farewell with satisfaction and pride. That was important to me,” he added.

Rummenigge’s departure will herald a brand new period at Bayern for the beginning of subsequent season with Julian Nagelsmann, 33, additionally changing Hansi Flick as coach for the marketing campaign.

Rummenigge joined the membership’s administration in 1991 as vice-president after which turned chairman in 2002, overseeing an unbelievable interval of success.

With Rummenigge on board, Bayern received the Bundesliga 19 occasions and lifted the Champions League trophy in 2001, 2013 and 2020.

A former striker who made 95 appearances for West Germany, Rummenigge performed for Bayern from 1974 to 1984.

He was a part of the group which received the European Cup twice and was voted the Ballon d’Or winner in each 1980 and 1981.

However, Kahn has a pedigree to match having received the Bundesliga title eight occasions in 14 years at Bayern earlier than retiring in 2008.

He earned the nickname ‘Vol-Kahn-o’ along with his fiery mood and fierce dedication to win.

The former goalkeeper performed 86 occasions for Germany, captaining them to defeat in opposition to Brazil within the 2002 World Cup closing and made 632 appearances for Bayern.

“As chairman, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has done great work for Bayern for over 20 years,” mentioned Kahn, who has been tipped as their subsequent chairman since becoming a member of the membership’s board in January 2020.

“During this time, the membership has received all the pieces there was to win – you’ll be able to’t price his companies to Bayern extremely sufficient.

“The time has now come for me to tackle accountability on the prime of Bayern Munich.

“In the previous 18 months, I’ve obtained to know all aspects of the membership.

“I know what challenges we are facing. I am aware of the task and I am very much looking forward to it.”

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Ex-German Goalkeeper Kahn Replaces Rummenigge As Bayern Munich Chairman

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