Oliver Kahn has to say goodbye after his dismissal from FC Bayern. © Arne Dedert/dpa
Oliver Kahn was not allowed to travel to Cologne. According to his own statement, the ex-CEO was prohibited from celebrating the championship with FC Bayern.
Cologne/Munich – Oliver Kahn did not travel with FC Bayern to the Bundesliga final in Cologne on Saturday, according to media reports, the titan was suffering from influenza. As it turned out later, the former Bayern boss was not allowed to go to Cologne because of his dismissal. The Bavarians won the eleventh championship title even without Kahn.
Oliver Kahn is not allowed to celebrate the Bayern championship "because I was forbidden to do so"
"I would like to celebrate with you, but unfortunately I can't be with you today because I was forbidden by the club," Oliver Kahn wrote on Twitter after the final whistle of Bayern's game in Cologne. In contrast to Hasan Salihamidzic, Kahn had probably already learned of his dismissal before the game and was not rooting for the team in the stadium. A few minutes later, Kahn updated his Twitter message and deleted the part that he was prohibited from doing so "by the club".
"Unbelievable! A big compliment and congratulations guys! I've always told you! Always give everything until the end and never give up. I'm incredibly proud of you and this achievement!" said Kahn happily. The last-minute championship was entirely to Kahn's liking: Bayern had only scored the winning goal in the 89th minute through Jamal Musiala to make it 2-1 in a championship thriller, while BVB had blundered against Mainz.
Kahn celebrates Bayern championship alone
Even though Kahn will no longer hold a position at FC Bayern in the future, the former CEO was already looking ahead: "I'm looking forward to next season. Not only will we become German champions for the 12th time! Let yourself be celebrated!" We report in detail from Bayern's championship party in the live ticker.
Thomas Tuchel also reacted to the expulsion of Kahn and Brazzo, the FCB coach had known about the dismissal since Friday. "I've known it since yesterday and today it will be announced in the dressing room," Tuchel said on Sky. Kahn's successor, Jan-Christian Dreesen, has already been chosen. (ck)