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Separation "not amicable": Hainer presents Kahn's reaction quite differently – confusion about "summer flu"


Highlights: FC Bayern president Herbert Hainer meets with new CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen. Hainer says he is surprised by Oliver Kahn's remarks about his dismissal. The timing of the announcement was not planned, according to Hainer. The team did not know about the dismissal, Thomas Tuchel did, Hainer adds. The new sporting director will be Karl-Heinz Rummenigge or Uli Hoeneß. The sporting director's position will be filled by the sporting director of the Bundesliga.

Just one day after the championship, FC Bayern president Herbert Hainer presented the new CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen. The PK in the live ticker to read.

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This concludes the press conference with Hainer and Dreesen

12:09 p.m.: Has FC Bayern lost its style, Mr. Hainer? "I can say one thing about it: there have been coach dismissals at FC Bayern before, coaches who haven't been here that long. We place certain demands on the players and coaches at FC Bayern and sometimes it just doesn't fit. About the style: Oliver Kahn is a highly deserving player for FC Bayern and we want to do everything we can to ensure that he can stay in the family, but when certain things happen, the supervisory board has to decide. I'm sure you've read my quote that we want to treat him with respect, but it takes two."

12:08 p.m.: Hainer on Kahn's tweets: "I found out shortly before the PK that Oliver Kahn posted this tweet and I'm surprised about it. Uli Hoeneß and I had the conversation with Oliver on Thursday at 11 a.m. We then agreed that Oliver and I would talk on the phone again on Friday. That was a calm, matter-of-fact conversation. He then informed us on Saturday afternoon that he had a summer flu and was in bed. That's what I have on my phone." Kahn himself had tweeted shortly after the win against Cologne that he had been "forbidden" to celebrate with the team. A few minutes before the PK, Kahn also denied via Twitter that he had "freaked out" at his dismissal, as some media previously reported. So while Hainer now spoke of an "emotional" conversation and a "non-consensual" separation, Kahn claimed it had been a "calm and matter-of-fact" conversation. He received the decision that he could not go to the game in Cologne on Saturday morning.

Oliver Kahn and Herbert Hainer apparently do not part on good terms. © IMAGO/ActionPictures

FC Bayern dismisses Brazzo and Kahn: The timing of the announcement was not planned

12:07 p.m.: Hainer at the time of announcing the dismissal of Kahn and Brazzo: "It wasn't planned that way. The plan was to inform the team first. I didn't even notice that it was already in the media beforehand because I was celebrating with the players. The plan was to say it to the team and the public at the same time."

12.05 pm: Dreesen on the vacant position at FC Bayern: "We had a time when we didn't have a sporting director when Matthias Sammer left the club. We solve this as a team. In this team we will soon have a sports board again. We have Karl-Heinz Rummenigge new to the team. We still have Uli Hoeneß in the team. And we have Thomas Tuchel in the team."

12:03 p.m.: Hainer on the sacking of former coach Nagelsmann: "Since the winter break, we haven't played the way we want to play as FC Bayern. It wasn't just the results, but also partly the way we played that didn't satisfy us at all. All these things led us to make this decision in the end."

That's why the FC Bayern team didn't know about the dismissal

11:58 a.m.: "I informed Thomas Tuchel on Friday about the departure of Kahn and Salihamidzic. We also agreed with him that we would not inform the team so that the team could concentrate fully on the sporting task in Cologne - and that worked out."


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11:52 a.m.: How close is Hoeneß now getting back to day-to-day business, Mr. Hainer? And what about Rummenigge? What were the warning signs for being kicked out? "You know that Uli Hoeneß and I get along very well and have been for 20 years, since I have been on the Supervisory Board. In this respect, we are in constant contact and have therefore decided to hold the talks together. Uli Hoeneß will always be an advisor for us, but in day-to-day business: The replacement of a board of directors is not our day-to-day business, but of the supervisory board and that's what we did. On Rummenigge: He has made an incredible contribution to this club, has an unbelievably great deal of football expertise and we want to make greater use of that again. That is why I have spoken very intensively with Karl-Heinz in recent days and we will propose at the Supervisory Board meeting on Tuesday to bring Rummenigge into the Supervisory Board. As for the warning signs: On the one hand, of course, it was the way we played in the second half of the season, that's not FC Bayern as we imagine it. The other thing, I have to say, was that there was a certain amount of uncertainty among the employees at Säbener Straße, which we perceived and perceived as a warning signal."

11:49 a.m.: Hainer on post-match communication: "There is never the right time for such a separation, but you know that on the last matchday, at the latest the day after, the entire team, coaches and players are all gone. It was important to us A that the two gentlemen were informed at an early stage and B (this was a personal wish of Hasan) that he could say goodbye to the team in person. That's why we agreed together to do it after the game."

Brazzo and Kahn dismissed: "We wanted to give them enough time to process it"

11:47 a.m.: How Dreesen wants to lead FC Bayern: "I've been at FC Bayern for over ten years. So I'm not the new one, but rather the new old one. Communication is important to me and I would like to come back to a more for each other. I had the opportunity to say so very briefly last night. In my opinion, it starts at the top, which is why we should also have trust in each other on the supervisory board and at the management level and set an example. You have to prove that and if you prove it, then the employees come along."

11.45 a.m.: Tuchel about to retire? Hainer said: "We are absolutely convinced of Thomas Tuchel, he is one of the best coaches in Europe. I spoke to Thomas on Friday and explained the situation to him. He was very understanding, it was a good conversation. That's why there's no reason at all to think about why Thomas shouldn't be a coach with us anymore.

11:42 a.m.: Why has the Supervisory Board meeting already been held now? "I just said that. If they give the decision to two such deserving players and employees of FC Bayern Munich, they must give them enough time to deal with the situation. That's why we always have such conversations a few days in advance. That's what we did with the two of them. We went in with the aim of doing it as well as possible for both of them, with respect and decency. Unfortunately, that didn't work out with Oliver and then we had to decide as a supervisory board and sat down together at short notice on Friday evening and made the decision."

FC Bayern sack Kahn: Hainer explains things from his point of view

11.37 a.m.: Of course, Hainer comes up with the question about Kahn: "I would be happy to describe the course of the last few days to you. The fact is that Uli Hoeneß and I held the talks with Hasan and Oliver on Thursday because we wanted to discuss it with the two people affected early enough so that they would have the time to deal with it, but of course also out of respect for the two icons of FC Bayern Munich. Hasan has received it very, very well, we have mutually agreed, he will go with us to Cologne. We had the same conversation with Oliver Kahn, but unfortunately it didn't go so well. It was very emotional, we couldn't agree with him at the end of the day that we could come to an amicable agreement. As a result, we sat down again in an extraordinary meeting with the Supervisory Board in the evening and decided to dismiss Oliver Kahn. Due to this situation, he was unable to go to Cologne on Saturday.

11.35 a.m.: Now Dreesen. "Retirement would have been a retirement, but the planning was different. Ten years ago, I accepted FC Bayern as my new home. Now, through the conversations with Mr. Hainer, I have realized that you can change your planning even if something touches your heart. And when FC Bayern calls, you should comply with it. I was very happy to accept the call. Thank you for the chance, the next few weeks will certainly not be easy, but that makes it all the more appealing.

11.31 a.m.: First of all, Herbert Hainer speaks. "First of all, we are very happy that we have won the German Championship. I think that's a great compliment to the team for fighting until the end. We have the chance to win a German championship today, the women play at 14 p.m. But it's also fair that the men's season didn't go the way we wanted, especially in the second half of the season. In this respect, we spoke to the sporting management and the supervisory board about how to deal with the warning signs we saw. That's why we decided to part ways with Oliver Kahn and Hasan. We have appointed Jan-Christian Dreesen as Oliver Kahn's successor, and I am very happy about that. You all know he had a different life plan, wanted to retire. But then we had a good conversation and quickly came to an agreement. You all know him, he has been with the company for ten years and enjoys great popularity among employees. We are still looking for a successor for the sporting director, I won't speculate about any names here, it's still too early for that."

FCB president Herbert Hainer and Jan-Chrisitan Dreesen have taken their seats, the press conference begins!

Update from Sunday, May 28, 11:21 a.m.: In a few minutes, Hainer and Dreesen will answer the most important questions about the personnel change at the top of FC Bayern. The question of what exactly was going on between the club and Oliver Kahn after he was told about his dismissal and why he was not allowed to travel to Cologne is also eagerly awaited.

First report from Sunday, May 28, 9:34 a.m.: Munich - The final battle for the Bundesliga championship could not have been wilder. Borussia Dortmund came out on top, but squandered all their dreams against Mainz 05, FC Bayern got the trophy in their hands with a last-minute win against 1. However, this small sensation was overshadowed by the big personnel quake at FC Bayern.

Due to the "overall development": FC Bayern parts ways with Oliver Kahn

With the final whistle blown in Cologne, reports were already circulating that FC Bayern was sacking board boss Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic. Shortly thereafter, there was an official confirmation from the club, followed by the news that the outgoing CFO of the record champions, Jan-Christian Dreesen, would take over Kahn's work.

"The decision to part ways with Oliver Kahn was anything but easy for the Supervisory Board. Nevertheless, due to the overall development, we have come to the decision to make a new appointment at the top of the board," President Hainer was quoted as saying in FC Bayern's statement. The fired board boss had probably already learned of his dismissal before the game against Cologne, and he had even been prohibited from traveling with the team to the cathedral city, according to his own statement.

Herbert Hainer and designated CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen answer journalists' questions. © Frank Hoermann/imago

"Decision was difficult for us": Salihamidzic no longer sporting director either

Speaking about Salihamidzic, Hainer said: "The course of this season after the winter break and different views on the future direction of our team have led us to agree with Hasan Salihamidzic on an immediate end to his tenure. It was a difficult decision for us." A replacement is still being sought for him, and according to several reports, there was a conversation with Max Eberl – before the game against Cologne.

Now, however, President Herbert Hainer and designated CEO Jan-Christian Dreesen will first answer journalists' questions together. We will be there for you from 11.30 a.m. in the live ticker!

Source: merkur

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