DThe confusion is great everywhere. And FC Bayern München has provided no information on the future of President Uli Hoeness after the last game on the trip to America. The 67-year-old wants to begin according to information of the "Bild" newspaper at the General Assembly in November no longer for re-election as President of the German football champion. This could end an era in the club that began as a player in 1970, almost fifty years ago. The longtime Bayern-maker did not want to comment in the newspaper report itself. In addition to the desire to be a little shorter, but the criticism of his person at the past General Assembly to the decision to retire.
The chairman of the board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said on Tuesday evening (local time) in Kansas City after the 1-0 of the Munich against AC Milan at Children's Mercy Park Stadium not. The association has so far published no opinion on the media release. The Bayern-Tross made immediately after the game on the journey home. According to dpa information came the news from Germany for the Munich in Kansas completely surprising. The reactions were corresponding.
Coach Niko Kovac responded to Hoeneß at the press conference that he would like to say something but could not because he "really" does not know "how much truth" in the media report. "So do not blame me if I do not comment on that now," said the 47-year-old. "There is no comment from our side," said media director Stefan Mennerich in Kansas City
The Munich pros also held back. "This is so far known only through the media, I do not have any first-hand information," said Thomas Müller. David Alaba admitted that it would be "difficult" to imagine Bayern without Hoeneß. According to "Sport Bild" said the left-back: "At first it was a shock, I was not prepared for something like this."
"He has been the defining figure in tens of decades. That is unique ", explained national player Leon Goretzka club sponsor: "I can not say more than that. I think I'm waiting for him to report that personally. "Even Joshua Kimmich did not remember," I have not heard the bomb hit yet. When does he stop? "For him personally it was surprising. "I know Bayern only with Uli Hoeneß. I do not know if it's a fact or just a rumor. I can not imagine it. "
After "image" information Hoeness also wants to give up the post of chairman of the supervisory board. For this office, the 67-year-old had until last December until 2022 to confirm. For 40 years, the former professional determined with a break during his prison sentence for tax evasion, first as a manager and then as president, the fortunes of the German record champion. He had celebrated as a player and then as a doer numerous national and international successes with the club, whose position as a German industry leader, he systematically expanded.
Hoeness had celebrated his official jubilee of 40 years as manager and maker of the club only in early May. "After the season, I will sit down with my family and decide by the end of June if I will play again or not. Everyone knows this timetable in the club, "Hoeness said on the occasion of the anniversary in an interview with the German Press Agency. "I am totally relaxed in the matter. But one thing is also clear: one must not imagine that one is irreplaceable. Everyone is replaceable, "added the 1974 World Champion.
Hoeness is to plan to propose the deputy chairman of the supervisory board and former Adidas boss Herbert Hainer as a successor for his previous offices. Since the end of 2016, Hoeneß has been the president of the German record champion for the second time, having resigned from office in March 2014 after being sentenced to imprisonment for tax evasion. As future CEO of the former Bayern and national team goalkeeper Oliver Kahn will come. Kahn should first start rehearsals from 2020 and later take over the job of Rummenigge, which wants to end in late 2021. Hoeneß had always stressed that it was important to him that Rummenigge and he do not give up their positions at the same time.
"I like Oliver's development after the player career. He has developed fantastically as an expert on television, made a distance learning course in business administration and founded a company, "Hoeness said in a dpa interview. "We have someone here who has experienced football as a keeper at the highest level and at the same time is able to stand his ground in the economic sphere. That's what appeals to us. "
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