Bayern Munich CEO Oliver Kahn knows that club has a unique structure and way of operating. When recently asked if he would keep the “open door” policy that former CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and former club president Uli Hoeneß had in place, Kahn did not hesitate to respond. There was no way Kahn would deviate from one of the aspects of the club that makes it such an attractive destination for players.
“Of course. And look around: I even have two doors here (laughs). At the beginning of the pandemic it was difficult for me because I could only have limited contact with the team due to the hygiene rules,” said Kahn to the club website. “It’s very important to me to be able to have a chat with the players.”
That should be something that will be advantageous to the club moving forward. At a time where many club are become more and more corporate, with layers of middle-tier management, Bayern Munich looks like it will continue to operate like a close-knit family operation.