Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would like to see Thomas Muller or Manuel Neuer continue at Bayern, once their careers come to an end. Hopefully this means that we see their faces around the club for many years to come!
“I would strongly recommend keeping Thomas Müller in view in this context. Manuel Neuer, our captain, also has everything. Both would look good to Bayern after their active careers in a different position,” said Rummenigge (Münchner Merkur/Tz), in response to a question regarding a potential managerial job in the future.
Muller is an absolute fan favorite at Bayern and he shouldn’t be going anywhere, anytime soon. Muller joined the FC Bayern family back in 2000 when he began his youth career for the Bavarians. As the most decorated German player in history, it would be a shame if he didn’t return to Bayern in some form after his days on the pitch are over.
Neuer is an equally good candidate for a managerial position in Munich. Regarded as one of the greatest goalkeepers in the history of the sport, Neuer has captained some of the greatest teams of recent history for Bayern Munich and Germany.
Rummenigge will resign from the European giants at the end of the year, and pass the torch to Oliver Kahn, who will inherit the role as CEO.
“I will be 66 years old this year — and at some point you have to be ready to make room. It’s the same in football as it is in management. But it is important to me that the club is well positioned. And I think that is the case with Herbert Hainer, Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic,” Rummenigge told Münchner Merkur/Tz.
The Bavarians have clearly set up a well-run operation, and their management philosophy has clearly brought great success to the club. Retaining these club legends after their playing days seems like the perfect arrangement and will allow the Muller Mafia to stay strong for many years to come.