(MENAFN) In a surprising move, Bayern Munich announced on Saturday that they have sacked their CEO Oliver Kahn and board member for sport Hasan Salihamidzic, despite the team's recent triumph in securing the 2023 German Bundesliga title. The club's supervisory board made the decision to remove Kahn and Salihamidzic from their respective roles, signaling a significant shake-up within the club's management structure.
The statement released by Bayern Munich confirmed the departure of both Kahn and Salihamidzic from their positions. It was revealed that Jan-Christian Dreesen, the current vice-chairman of the board, would be stepping in as Kahn's replacement as the new CEO of FC Bayern München AG. However, the club has yet to announce a successor for Salihamidzic's position as the board member for sport.
Amidst the news of his departure, Kahn took to Twitter to express his thoughts, stating that he was unable to celebrate with the team due to the club's restrictions. Despite the circumstances, he commended the efforts of Bayern Munich's senior team throughout the 2022-23 campaign in a tweet. Kahn's message carried a tone of admiration and pride as he lauded the players for their incredible achievements, emphasizing the values of resilience, determination, and never giving up.
The decision to remove Kahn and Salihamidzic comes as a surprise, especially considering Bayern Munich's recent success in clinching the German Bundesliga title. The team's dominance in German football has been unparalleled, with a long history of securing league championships. However, the club's supervisory board evidently felt the need for a change in leadership and direction, leading to the decision to part ways with Kahn and Salihamidzic.
The developments at Bayern Munich have undoubtedly sparked speculation and discussion within the football community. The club's decision to replace key figures in its management structure after a triumphant season raises questions about the underlying reasons behind the changes. As the news continues to unfold, Bayern Munich will need to navigate through this transitional phase and select individuals capable of driving the club forward in the pursuit of further success.
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