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Oliver Kahn is the favorite to replace Hoeneß as Bayern Munich president

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As the end of the Hoeneß era approaches, Bayern’s legendary goalkeeper could be the board’s first choice for a successor.

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As we reported last week, Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß is considering stepping down within the next three years.

Having been in charge of the club since 2009, and serving in managerial positions since 1979, Hoeneß will not be no easy to replace, and the club may experience some major growing pains in his absence. However, knowing the club, a successor will not be chosen lightly.

When Bayern host their annual assembly in 2019, where Hoeneß will have to choose between running for another three-year term or making way for a successor. According to information from SportBild, there is a strong possibility that that man may be former Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn.

Kahn has been working as a commentator and television expert since the 2008 Euros, having turned down previous managerial offers from Schalke. Hoeneß and Kahn have remained close since the keeper retired in 2008, even reportedly meeting for private conversations in a well-known Munich restaurant.

There’s a possibility that Kahn may soon take a position in another capacity at the club in anticipation of Hoeneß’s retirement. Bayern’s board may discuss that possibility ahead of their 2018 Annual Assembly this month. For now, all of this is speculation. But, as the board gives the club leadership a hard look, we’ll see whether any fireworks come out of Säbener Straße soon.

Poll

Is Oliver Kahn a good replacement for Uli Hoeneß?

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  • 37%
    Yes, Uli out now!
    (189 votes)
  • 50%
    Yes... but in the fullness of time
    (256 votes)
  • 8%
    No, but Kahn can serve elsewhere
    (42 votes)
  • 3%
    No, keep Kahn away from Bayern
    (16 votes)
503 votes total Vote Now