Bayern Sack Oliver Kahn As CEO, Sporting Director Salihamidzic, Also Fired.

Shortly after clinching the league tittle Bayern Munich supervisory board have announced its decision to fire Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidžić from their positions as top executives with immediate effect.

A former goalkeeper, Kahn was the club chief executive while Salihamidžić had the role of a sporting director.

Both Kahn and Salihamidžić had been under pressure following Bayern’s dip in form this season. The Bundesliga title race was the closest in years after Bayern had comfortably won the previous 10.

The team also left the Champions League and German Cup during the quarterfinal.

Club president Herbert Hainer later said the decision to fire the two men was made Friday, before the team’s unexpected Bundesliga success.

Dortmund were leading by two points going into the final round and just needed to beat Mainz at home on Saturday to be sure of becoming German champions. Instead, they only drew 2-2.

Bayern secured the German championship in the final minutes of the season on Saturday with Jamal Musiala securing a 2-1 win over Cologne with a late goal for the team to finish ahead of Borussia Dortmund on goal difference.

While Salihamidžić was in Cologne for Bayern’s final game, Kahn didn’t travel.

Kahn said on Twitter, “I wasn’t allowed by the club,” contradicting the club’s claim he missed the game on doctor’s orders.

Bayern coach, Tuchel, seemed shocked by the club’s decision to fire the men who had brought him to the club after the sacking of Julian Nagelsmann’s in March.

The former Chelsea Boss noted, “I knew about it since yesterday. The two were largely responsible for the fact we went on this journey together. That’s why I have to process it now,” Tuchel said after his team’s win. “But I’m assuming that I’ll continue on my path at Bayern.”

Bayern said supervisory board vice-chairman Jan-Christian Dreesen will take over as CEO from Kahn, while a successor for Salihamidžić still needs to be found.

Kahn, a former Germany goalkeeper and Bayern captain, returned to the club in 2020 on a 5-year contract, initially as a member of the supervisory board before taking over in 2022 from Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as chairman and CEO.

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