Their days as Bayern bosses are probably numbered: Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic. © IMAGO/ActionPictures
FC Bayern are German champions – but Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic still have no future. President Herbert Hainer confirms their dismissals.
Update from May 27, 19:38 p.m.: FC Bayern published an official announcement on its homepage about the departure of Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic. "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 Executive Board," President Herbert Hainer is quoted as saying.
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 Salihamidžić on an immediate termination of his tenure. It was a difficult decision for us."
FC Bayern: Hainer makes it official – Kahn and Salihamidzic relieved of duties
Update from May 27, 18:26 p.m.: Shortly after the first announcements, it is already official: Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic are no longer board members of FC Bayern.
Herbert Hainer provided clarity in the midst of the championship celebrations: "In the meantime, you have noticed what was decided at yesterday's Supervisory Board meeting. It was incredibly important for us to announce that only today after the game. Because we've always said we want to concentrate 100 percent on the sport, on winning the German Championship. We've now told the team. We will hold a press conference tomorrow at 11.30 a.m. and you will find out all the details."
Shortly after the final whistle, TV images showed Hasan Salihamidzic and Herbert Hainer arguing on the pitch. The Bosnian gestured wildly.
Hammer at FC Bayern: Kahn and Salihamidzic have to go
First reported on 27 May:
Munich – Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic have to leave FC Bayern, tz has learned. First, Bild and Kicker reported unanimously on the separation from the two board members. Jan-Christian Dreesen, most recently Chief Financial Officer, is to take over as the new CEO.
The decision is said to have been made in an extraordinary Supervisory Board meeting convened at short notice. The regular meeting on 30 June is scheduled to take place as planned.
Kahn and Salihamidzic apparently dismissed from FC Bayern
Kahn had not traveled to Cologne, initially reports of a flu illness made the rounds. But the imminent dismissal could also be the reason. Kahn responded on Twitter, writing, "I was banned." Sky also reports with a little delay that the decision has been made by Bayern. The TV station refers to internal club sources.
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Mole at FC Bayern: Hainer admits – expulsion announcement "was not planned that way"
After expulsion: TV pictures show wild discussion with Salihamidzic – now Hainer explains what it was about
Sky pundit Hamann attacks Bayern leadership: "Impudence! Kahn and Salihamidzic don't deserve that."
Violent barge freak out? Ex-boss now expresses himself – and tells his version of the dismissal
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There was no official confirmation from FC Bayern at first. (epp)