Although Oliver Kahn is no longer CEO at FC Bayern, he will remain with the DFB task force.
Munich - Oliver Kahn's departure from FC Bayern was anything but quiet. After the dismissal was announced, there was a public mudslinging between the club and the former national goalkeeper, the statements on the dismissal interview differed widely. While FCB president Hainer reported a "non-consensual" separation and a "highly emotional conversation", Kahn said via Twitter: "The claim that I freaked out when I was informed of the dismissal is definitely not true." The conversation was "calm and matter-of-fact".
Rudi Völler backs Oliver Kahn. His work at the DFB continues. © Anke Waelischmiller/imago
Rudi Völler believes Oliver Kahn will return soon after leaving FC Bayern
Either way, Kahn is out of his job at FC Bayern, which a large part of the fans also consider to be the right thing to do. However, Rudi Völler, director of the German national team and member of the DFB task force, believes that Kahn will soon take on a new job again – and tells Bild about a short phone call with the titan at an event before the DFB Cup final between Eintracht Frankfurt and Leipzig.
Of course, it is exhausting when you have to lead a "big steamer like FC Bayern". "Kahn will certainly take a little time off, but there's no reason he won't show up again," Völler said. He has too much quality for that. "You have to let everything sink in. If he's caught cold, then he gets up again and then it's back to work."
Kahn's expulsion from FC Bayern has no influence on his work at the DFB task force
Kahn's expulsion from FC Bayern, on the other hand, will have no influence on his work in the DFB task force, as Völler said. "We have a task force at the DFB, and Oliver Kahn is one of them. I'm sure he'll be there for the next few weeks and months."
The body was founded after the World Cup disaster in Qatar. In addition to Völler and Kahn, it includes DFB President Bernd Neuendorf, BVB Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke, the new Bayern Supervisory Board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, Leipzig's Managing Director Oliver Mintzlaff and former DFB sporting director Matthias Sammer.