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Insight into Oliver Kahn’s role with Bayern Munich

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Oliver Kahn will need to work closely with Hansi Flick to help keep the manager with Bayern Munich.

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Per a report from Tz, Bayern Munich has already begun the integration of Oliver Kahn into the role of CEO. While he won’t fully take over for Karl-Heinz Rummenigge until January 1, 2022, Kahn has been an integral figure is several key decisions of late.

According to Tz, contractual negotiations and transfers are at the forefront of his current — and future — responsibilities:

Kahn was already involved in the transfer of Dayot Upamecano, and the designated FCB boss was also at the table for the contract extensions with Thomas Müller and Manuel Neuer. But now they are breaking new ground in Munich, raising Kahn’s role to the next higher level: Leon Goretzka is to be his first large “independent” project, whose contract is to be extended as soon as possible.

Tz went on to speculate how Kahn might align with Bayern Munich manager Hansi Flick. Today, if Flick has an issue that he needs addressed, he goes to Rummenigge:

It will be interesting to see how Kahn positions itself in relation to Hansi Flick. One thing is certain: The club would like to work with the triple coach in the long term, but is also aware of the DFB’s advance. Rummenigge was always the first point of contact for Flick, no matter what. Will Kahn manage to build a similar relationship of trust with the FCB coach?

Tz speculates that the Kahn-Flick relationship could be the key to the club moving forward. If the duo can establish a rapport like Flick has with Rummenigge, it could mean that the 56-year-old is more like to stick around Munich as opposed to eventually taking over the German national team from Joachim Löw.