Per SportBild, Bayern Munich look set to extend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s contract as CEO of the club beyond 2019, when his current contract is set to expire. Rummenigge last signed a three-year contact back in 2016 under then-president Karl Hopfner, who served from the spring of 2014 to the end of November 2016, while Uli Hoeness was serving time in prison for tax evasion.
Rummenigge’s contract extension will make him one of the longest serving bosses in the Bundesliga, having first started as the club’s Vice President back in 1991. He served as the Vice President up until 2002, when he was appointed as Chairman of the Executive Board of FC Bayern Munchen AG, the club’s corporate entity. Additionally, he also served as chairman of the European Club Association since the group’s formation back in 2008 and didn’t run for re-election at the end of 2017.
As club president, Hoeness himself will be the one to sign the final contract to extend Rummenigge’s tenure. The two have been known to have their fair share of disagreements on various matters surrounding the club, but they’ve recently affirmed that they’re currently enjoying a harmonious working relationship with one another, especially since Jupp Heynckes has returned. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić has also done his part in patching relations between the two. Any and all old quarrels are in the past, and Rummenigge’s anticipated extension would further cement the positive relationship with Hoeness moving forward.