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Bayern Munich legend Uli Hoeneß ends stint as pundit

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Uli Hoeneß gave good, strong opinions, but his voice was a little too loud and powerful for Bayern Munich’s liking.

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Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeneß did what he was paid to do, speak honestly, openly, and with authority. And like many predicted, balancing his ties to Bayern Munich with his brutal honesty was not an easy task.

Hoeneß will part ways with RTL after just three games of analysis (per Abendzeitung):

Bayern Munich’s honorary president Uli Hoeneß stops working as a TV expert on RTL after three international matches. This was confirmed by the broadcaster after the “Bild” newspaper reported on it.

“The cooperation was only agreed for the three March games from the start. We and Mr. Hoeneß had a lot of fun with it and we are still in a good and regular exchange,” said an RTL spokesman.

According to Bild, the reason for his departure is said to have been the fuss about his statements about Jérôme Boateng. Hoeneß had said after the defeat against North Macedonia (1:2) that he would not take the defender to the World Cup, which was received with little enthusiasm at Bayern.

While this was probably a necessary move, Hoeneß was actually pretty good in providing well-reasoned opinions on the German national team. Making the transition from front office member to pundit is not an easy trick and Hoeneß settled in nicely.