Bayern Munich executives Oliver Kahn and Herbert Hainer are well aware of the club’s legacy — and the duo has no intention of slowing down.
“The ambitions have not gotten smaller. We definitely want to win the 10th title in a row,” said Hainer (as captured by the club website). “These ambitions don’t just apply to the men’s team, they also apply to our women’s team. We want to be among the international leaders there too. Last season we took a big step with the championship and the Champions League semi-finals Our ambitions are there too: defending the championship title and playing at the top of Europe.”
As for Kahn, he wants the club’s success to both grow and evolve.
“Our goal is to show absolute world-class football, always with a combination of young players that we have developed ourselves and international top stars. We want to create something that no club in the top European leagues has ever achieved — to become champions ten times in a row,” said Kahn. “That would be extraordinary. But we also want to be at the forefront internationally, to win the Champions League again and again. We have to think about how we can position ourselves economically so that we can achieve these goals. It will not be an easy story. But we are convinced that we are well positioned and that we can look forward to all of these challenges.”
Hainer knows that for the club to continue on this path of success, it will take an intricate balance of sporting strategy and financial intelligence.
“FC Bayern has distinguished itself by striking a very good balance between sporting success and economic stability. We were recently Champions League winners and have been champions nine times in a row,” said Hainer. “FC Bayern will continue on this path. Of course we have we are new challenges, but we are facing them. We have advanced a strategy project. We are continuing on the path of economic reason and, on the other hand, sporting ambitions.”