Per a report from Bild (as captured by Twitter account @iMiaSanMia), Bayern Munich’s future CEO Oliver Kahn will meet with manager Hansi Flick to discuss the coach’s future plans.
The meeting seems to be the latest part of the saga that has stemmed from an alleged misalignment between Flick and sporting director Hasan “Brazzo” Salihamidzic. It seems clear that Flick and Salihamidzic are not completely alignment — and some reports state that it has gotten tense between the two at certain moment — but with the DFB’s rumored interest in Flick as its successor to Joachim Löw, there seems to be more urgency in sorting things out one way or the other internally on Säbener Straße:
Oliver Kahn will hold a meeting with Hansi Flick this week. Kahn wants to know the thoughts of Flick regarding the soon to be vacant national team job and whether he's really thinking about leaving FC Bayern [Bild] pic.twitter.com/Cacxd4u3Sy— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 12, 2021
The odd part of this story is that it seems as if factions have developed within the Bayern Munich front office — at least per Bild:
Kahn could play a decisive role in the Flick/Salihamidžić conflict. While Karl-Heinz Rummenigge stands by Flick's side, Uli Hoeneß and Herbert Hainer are rather in Salihamidžić's side. Kahn's position remains unclear [Bild]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) April 12, 2021
Clearly, there are issues. Clearly, the interpersonal dynamics are strained, but hopefully a summit between Kahn and Flick can help sort out some kind of direction for Bayern Munich and Flick alike.