Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn has one primary goal above all others for the club: To be the best…at everything.
Kahn, however, knows that COVID-19 has pushed the world economy into a downward spiral and his club is among the affected entities. Still, Kahn believes that while some other clubs might have a financial advantage, Bayern Munich can still offer a tremendous sporting product.
“Sporting-wise, we’re the best in many areas, of course. But economically, the situation today is completely different to the one I found here on 1 January 2020. Until now, FC Bayern has always been able to draw on its full resources,” said Kahn to FCBayern.com. “Now, for the first time in many years, we have a situation where that’s no longer the case. The national TV revenues for the next four years will be lower than those of the previous period. The income from spectators will probably be lower again this season due to coronavirus. That’s why we have to get creative and explore new avenues. That’s our task, because we want to carry on being among the top three in Europe.”
Considering the economic drivers powering other top clubs like Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain, Kahn absolutely understands the landscape of world football and where his club fits into the mix among the top-tier clubs.