Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has reflected on his close partnership and friendship with Uli Hoeness who is set to officially step down as Bayern München president on Friday evening.
|Uli Hoeness (left) and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge (right).||Photo: Harald Bischoff, Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 3.0|
An era is coming to an end as Uli Hoeness steps down from his position as Bayern München president at tonight's annual general meeting after spending a total of 49 years at the club in various roles.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who has worked closely together with Hoeness for many decades, has reflected on the pair's strong partnership in an interview on the club's website.
"I learned a lot from him. Nobody at FC Bayern has known him for as long as I have – and I think I know him better than anyone. We were also driven somehow. He was an incredibly dashing, clever, intelligent person and he always had a huge network that he could draw on," Rummenigge said and added:
"He has lived this club like no one else – and presumably like no one ever will again.
"There'll never be a life without FC Bayern for him, and he's always welcome here. I wish my friend Uli all the best."
Hoeness will be succeeded by Herbert Hainer.