The four-decade-long era Uli Hoeness goes to FC Bayern Munich after information of the "Bild" newspaper in November to end. Hoeness therefore does not want to compete for re-election as president of the German football champion. The 67-year-old 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.
The German press agency spontaneously received no confirmation for the report from Tuesday evening during the trip to the USA. "From our side there is no comment," said media director Stefan Mennerich in Kansas City, where Bayern on Tuesday evening (local time) with a friendly match against AC Milan completed their trip to the United States by 1-0 (1: 0) won. The winner was Leon Goretzka.
The news from Germany came as a surprise. CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was initially not reachable for an opinion. Only a few hours earlier, the 63-year-old had praised the USA trip at a press conference as the "roundest, most interesting and successful tour" in the summer. Shortly thereafter, it was also in the team hotel in North America with the peace and relaxation over.
As the "Bild" also writes, Hoeneß also wants to give up the post of chairman of the supervisory board. He had been confirmed for this office until last December until 2022. 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.
Herbert Hainer and Oliver Kahn in conversation
Hoeneß had only celebrated his 40th anniversary at the beginning of May as manager and creator of the club. "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. " (AP)