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Markus Hörwick is leaving Bayern Munich after 35 years

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After 35 years of excellent work, Markus Hörwick has decided to depart from the club.

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Bayern Munich Director of Media and Communication Markus Hörwick is leaving the club, it was confirmed on Thursday. After 35 years of excellent work, he has now requested to step down from his duties.

"I’ll soon be 60, a point in time when you begin to ponder some of the fundamentals," said Hörwick said. "I’m curious to discover what life looks like away from daily press conferences, the Champions League and line-up announcements – especially on the weekend... I wish to thank FC Bayern for the privilege of my incredible time here: I was closely involved in 19 German championships and the winning of a total of 46 trophies."

Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented on Hörwick’s departure:

"Markus Hörwick has always worked for FC Bayern with passion and loyalty, always giving everything for the club. On behalf of the executive board I wish to expressly thank him for 35 years of outstanding work for FC Bayern München."

The FC Bayern board will restructure the club’s media operations following Hörwick’s departure. Stefan Mennerich will take over as the director of the new division. Carlo Ancelotti will be unveiled as the new Bayern coach on Monday and Mennerich will accompany the former AC Milan, Chelsea, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid boss during his unveilling.