The return of Oliver Kahn is complete! Bayern Munich announced on its official website that the former captain will return to Munich as a board member. He signed a five-year deal, effective from January 1. 2020. Kahn will be in the supervisory board and after Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s contract expires on December 31, 2021.
The biggest news was that Kahn will be appointed as CEO on January 1. 2022! Uli Hoeness didn’t hide his excitement and states that he is the perfect man for the job:
With an eye on the future, we are convinced that Oliver Kahn is the perfect solution for the position of CEO of FC Bayern München. Oliver was an important player in the history of our club. He was captain of FC Bayern and the Germany national team for many years, he has won almost every title there is to win, and he has always led the way with dedication and determination. After his playing career, he earned an MBA in General Management and built up his own companies in parallel. Oliver Kahn knows football, he knows business, and he carries the DNA of FC Bayern. We are convinced that Oliver Kahn is the right man to lead FC Bayern into the future.
Kahn sounded humble and grateful for the opportunity:
It is a great honor for me that I will first be entrusted with the office of FC Bayern München board member and later with the office of CEO and chairman of the FC Bayern München Executive Board. I would like to thank the Supervisory Board, headed by Uli Hoeneß, for this trust. I am deeply connected with the club and it has decisively shaped my life. Sporting and financial success, solidarity with the fans, a responsible approach towards the club’s history and values - that is what FC Bayern stands for. I would like to further develop these attributes in the future together with the staff, as well as my colleagues on the Executive Board and the Supervisory Board
Kahn played very successfully for Bayern Munich from 1994 to 2008 before he retired. During his time in Munich, he won many trophies and now enjoys a status of legend.
Rejoice, Der Titan is back!
I would like to thank the board of supervisors at FC Bayern for their confidence in me. I look forward to taking on the new challenge of executive board member with passion and enthusiasm at @FCBayern, starting in January ⚪ #MiaSanMia #WeiterImmerWeiter pic.twitter.com/3q2ZvjuFeD— Oliver Kahn (@OliverKahn) August 30, 2019