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Succession — Bayern Munich style: Is there a behind-the-scenes hunt for a new CEO?

What do you get when you mash up Succession and Ted Lasso — Bayern Munich...that’s what you get.

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Typically, the entertainment industry in the United States is great for adapting stories from other countries and putting their own “red, white, and blue” spin on them.

In Germany, it appears that Bayern Munich might be doing the reverse and taking that to the next level with a Deutschland version of the HBO smash hit Succession (BFW Editor’s Note: Sadly, I gave up on this in season one).

According to Jan Åge Fjørtoft, Bayern Munich is going to some exhausting measures to seek out a new CEO to replace Oliver Kahn:

Yes, per Fjørtoft, four executives have already shot down an attempt from Bayern Munich to lure them into the fray.

But wait! There’s more!

If the initial report is true, you would think the limited pool of outside candidates might lead Bayern Munich to seek out internal solutions — and you would be correct. According to Fjørtoft, current Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer could land in the job:

Damn we have a reference that makes Uli Hoeneß sound like he is The Godfather, which is fitting in a lot of ways. Anyway, if you want this whole Succession theme to come full circle, one candidate to take a role in the Bayern Munich executive suite is Florian Hoeneß — Uli’s son:

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