One thing Hamann will be watching closely this season is how Bayern Munich will operate in its first season without both Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Uli Hoeneß. Hamann thinks new CEO Oliver Kahn will be under the microscope.
“It’s all change in Munich where Bayern, seeking a tenth straight Bundesliga title, are still the favorites but it isn’t a certainty. CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has followed Hansi Flick out of the club and those are big shoes to fill after what they achieved,” said Hamann in a recent interview with the website British Gambler. “The pressure is on Oliver Kahn in his new role and more so on Julian Nagelsmann, whose reputation is sound, but this is a massive step up from RB Leipzig.”
Rummenigge and Hoeneß were a legendary front office pairing and now Kahn and Herbert Hainer must try to fill those shoes. More, Nagelsmann is also on the hot seat a bit in trying to replace Flick, who only won two Bundesliga titles in two years and a sextuple during his reign.