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The plan is that Kahn will be my successor

By Rune Gjerulff

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed that Oliver Kahn is set to eventually take over the position as Bayern München CEO from him.

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.Photo: Michael Lucan, CC-by-SA 3.0

Bayern München CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Oliver Kahn will be put in position to take over his job.

Speaking on the TV program 'Wontorra – der Fußball-Talk', Rummenigge confirmed that he intends to step down in 2021 an let the former Bayern goalkeeper take over his job.

"Yes, I'll retire. That's a good time to hand over the baton to 'Olli' Kahn," Rummenigge said, as quoted by Bild.

"The plan is that 'Olli' will be my successor. He should be incorporated by me. I think the decision is very conclusive. He has been a very important player for Bayern, has taken a second educational path and is already on the road in business.

"I don't think that there is a contract or that the timing is certain yet. But the Supervisory Board has already given the go-ahead. I trust 'Olli'. It makes sense, not least because he's close to the fans. 'Olli' is smart and knows the club," the Bayern boss said.

Kahn told ZDF on Saturday that he's currently in talks with Bayern München about a position at the club.

Rummenigge was named vice-president of Bayern München in 1991 and held that position until he was appointed CEO in 2002.

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