In an unexpected twist following Bayern Munich's triumphant season finish, the Bavarian club has confirmed the dismissal of directors Hasan Salihamidžić and Oliver Kahn. This stunning news comes hot on the heels of the team's dramatic victory in the German championship.
A Season-Capping Triumph Overwhelmed by Disarray
The climax of the Bundesliga season saw Bayern clinching another title, their 33rd, in a nail-biting showdown against Cologne. A late strike by Musiale in the 89th minute edged them to a 2:1 victory.
This win, coupled with Borussia's draw against Mainz (2:2), ensured that the Bavarian club reached a remarkable milestone—11 consecutive championship titles. However, the jubilation was short-lived, soon overshadowed by the upheaval in the boardroom.
Kahn, conspicuous by his absence during the critical Mainz match, was reportedly barred from attending as the club's director, a move that left the fans and media reeling.
Denying Claims Amidst a Tumultuous Turn of Events
The German media was abuzz with rumors that Kahn, a former legendary goalkeeper and the club's executive director since July 2021, had a volatile reaction upon learning about his dismissal.
Kahn, however, vehemently denied these speculations, offering his version of the events. "The claim that I freaked out when I was informed about the dismissal is definitely not true. I got a call from Herbert Hainer on Friday telling me about the decision.
It was a calm and matter-of-fact conversation," Kahn revealed. "I just wondered about this activism, why this decision was now brought forward. On Saturday morning I got the message that I can't go to the game. I accepted this decision calmly." While the news was undoubtedly a blow to him, Kahn maintained his composure, expressing his happiness for the team's accomplishment.
"Of course, I'm disappointed, but I'm really happy about this championship and I'm happy for the team, the coach, and our fans."
Die Behauptung, dass ich ausgerastet bin, als ich über die Abberufung informiert wurde, stimmt definitiv nicht.
Ich habe am Freitag einen Anruf von Herbert Hainer bekommen, in welchem mir die Entscheidung mitgeteilt wurde. Es war ein ruhiges und sachliches Gespräch. Ich habe… — Oliver Kahn (@OliverKahn) May 28, 2023
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