Speaking to reporters before Bayern Munich’s 1-0 victory over RB Leipzig, future CEO Oliver Kahn addressed the lingering rumors surrounding Hansi Flick’s alleged desire to coach the German national team.
“Recently I’ve spoken to Hansi a lot and I couldn’t tell that he has any tendencies towards the DFB. He is fully focused on FCB,” said Kahn (as captured by Tz). “He wants to focus on the current season. We want to be German champions again. That is where his thoughts go.”
As for how Bayern Munich’s players are dealing with the intense schedule coming off of international duty, Kahn dismissed that fatigue would come into play when entering a match with the magnitude of Bayern Munich’s tilt against RB Leipzig.
“I can’t imagine that anyone is currently tired,” Kahn said. “Even if you can feel it a little physically, you want to be part of a game like this — you just have to go full throttle!”
Lastly, Kahn touched on Uli Hoeness’ recent statements that he would not take Jerome Boateng to the European Championships this summer if he were Germany manager Joachim Löw.
“I didn’t even notice. But Jerome is 32, 33-years-old (Editor’s note: Boateng is 32-years-old) and he already has had some injury problems,” said Kahn. “He is very, very well-advised to concentrate on this season at Bayern. Ultimately, it is a decision by Jogi Löw that he has to make.”