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Uli Hoeneß confirms that Oliver Kahn will join the club in January 2020

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The front office trusts that Oliver Kahn has the potential to fulfill the aspirations of the club.

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Uli Hoeneß has confirmed that Oliver Kahn will join the Bayern Munich front office on January 1, 2020. It was made clear in the beginning of March that the former goalkeeper would make a return to Bavaria after being voted in by the club's board. They believe that Kahn is the perfect successor and would be able to fill the holes that the club CEO Karl Heinz Rummenigge would leave when his term ends.

Apart from being a legendary goalkeeper, Kahn has expertise in various other fields which would help the functioning of the club in a great deal. Hoeneß is convinced that the club would be in safe hands -- like the way it has been with Kahn between the sticks back in the time -- after the terms of the current board members expire (via AZ):

It [the contract] is currently scheduled to start on January 1, 2020. We are in very concrete talks with Oliver. I like Oliver’s development after the playing career. He has developed fantastically as an expert on television, done a distance learning course in business administration and founded a company. We have someone here who has experienced football at the highest level as a keeper and at the same time is able to stand his ground in the economic area. That’s what appeals to us.

Although Kahn's future at the club is decided, there is no hurry for carrying out anything further since Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's contract runs for two more years:

We are not in a hurry because Karl-Heinz extended his contract as CEO until the end of 2021.

On the other hand, the future of Hoeneß at the club is still uncertain. He talked about the changes that had happened to him over the course of forty years and he thinks that he was much wilder when he first joined the club and has lost that now. He stated that he will make a decision after the end of the season regarding his future (via Bild):

After this season, I will sit down with my family and decide by the end of June if I will prolong my stay or not. Everyone knows this timetable in the club. There is just so much work going on. (...) I’m totally relaxed in the matter. But one thing is also clear: one must not imagine that one is irreplaceable. Everybody is replaceable. One more, the other less.

Apparently, Hoeneß is a big fan of Kylian Mbappe and has said that the club would buy the Frenchman, if they had the kind of money to negotiate the transfer:

I would buy Mbappé immediately. The player is great. But we lack the required money for that.