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Dietmar Hamann thinks the heat could be on Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn and manager Julian Nagelsmann as they try to replace club legends

It’s been said that, “You never want to be the guy after THE GUY.”

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Former Bayern Munich, Newcastle United, Liverpool and Manchester City player Dietmar Hamann has strong takes on a number of subjects.

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.