FC Bayern are again investigating the judiciary in relation to events in its youth training center. As the WDR reported on Monday evening, there are proceedings against several former and current board members of FC Bayern AG. It is therefore about possible violations of the minimum wage law when paying youth coaches. The main customs office in Munich is investigating on behalf of the Munich I Public Prosecutor’s Office.
A spokesman for the main customs office said on SZ request not to comment on an ongoing procedure. A spokeswoman for the public prosecutor’s office also stated that she could not provide any information.
According to the WDR, CEO Oliver Kahn, sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, deputy CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen and board member Andreas Jung are just as affected as the former CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and former board member Jörg Wacker. The spokesman for the main customs office explained that it is common practice at stock corporations that investigations are initially directed against the board of directors. FC Bayern did not comment.
Several former youth coaches of the club are now to testify as witnesses
Several former youth coaches had told “Sport Inside” that they had worked significantly more than the permitted ten hours as part of their 450-euro job. After the reports of the WDR magazine about the apparently widespread payment practice in professional football, FC Augsburg was also targeted by the public prosecutor; in this case, the evaluation of seized documents is still ongoing. In the case of FC Bayern, several former youth coaches are now to testify as witnesses. That coincides with SZ information.
After investigations into a racism case also uncovered by WDR in 2020, it is already the second justiciable incident within a short time on the so-called Bayern campus. At that time, the club had split up with several employees. The main accused former coach recently accepted a penalty order for sedition.