Three things stood out to the eye at the official club photo by Thomas Müller shows in a meeting room of the FC Bayern Munich at the club grounds on Säbener Straße at the time of signing his new contract until 2023: first, by the Anti-Corona-regulations-compliance with a distance by all Parties. Secondly, the pitch-black, ever-growing full beard of sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic and thirdly, the seat neighbor to the Left of Muller, Oliver Kahn. Otherwise, in the solemn procedure of a contract extension, the place of the Executive boss Karl-Heinz Rummenigge or chief financial officer Jan-Christian Dreesen. This Time, Kahn. It’s A Sign. Inside and to the outside.


Now the former world-class goalkeeper for exactly 100 days in office. Since the beginning of the year, the 50-Year-old operates as a Board of Directors. After 100 days of Work of the erstwhile “Titan” is time for an interim balance. (Also read: the winners and losers of Hansi flick contract extension)

Kahn’s Start at FC Bayern Munich: As a seeker and learner

to Be Occur: After a little more than three months in the boardroom, it was clear: Kahn occurs pretty “bossig”. Kahn, chief (to be) can, had seen honorary President Uli Hoeness, his great supporter, advance. In the first days and weeks of the world was goalkeeper in 1999, 2001 and 2002, modest and humble, was a seeker and learner, led tens of talks, presented to all departments and employees. He traveled to the Qatar training camp in January, held a short welcome speech in front of the team.

In the Play he sat in the stands, sometimes in addition to Rummenigge, time in addition to President Herbert Hainer, but didn’t want to talk after the game to the journalists. He waved a hand, always, in its “competitive debut” as Boss in January in Berlin casually with an Apple in Hand. After a short internal of shock as a result of the consequences of the Occurrence of the Corona-pandemic brings, it was Kahn who turned in a Video address on the subject of Corona to more than 1,000 employees (the majority of currently in the home office) together with coach Hansi Flick.

His influence: grows and Grows. As one of the Supreme values mode active Kahn, the thought, to want to as a team player, a role model is one for the Bayern goalkeeper (1994-2008), often in a single fighter. “A winning mentality, humility, discipline and perseverance are as much a part of the requirements profile of the FC Bayern as the sporting quality of the player,” he said, and described thus indirectly also the work ethic. For the graduates of the “Master of Business” (MBA) is the internal willingness to communicate in the first place, the competence comes with the growing tasks such as a draftee leader of the Association of internal Corona-task force. To go ahead and give you the courage, he emphasizes the “great opportunity to come out stronger from the crisis”. (Also read: Jerome Boateng is outraged by a monetary penalty)

Kahn is working on the basic structure of FC Bayern Munich of the future

His personnel policies: Both in contract negotiations with Miller’s adviser to Ludwig Kögl, as well as with Manuel new consultant Thomas Kroth Kahn instead of Rummenigge was sitting at the table. On the one hand, it’s supposed to be a learning process – such as Hoeness, always Learning by doing, propagated: “”. On the other hand, it was Kahn’s importance, as the captain of apply to New as well as integration figure Müller as the key building blocks for Bavaria’s future in the sport.

Even with Flicks of the contract extension he had previously participated in confidential talks with the 55-Year-old, then in the official press releases as a matter of course quote can only Rummenigge and Salihamidzic. It is striking that Kahn is involved after the successful agreement with the head coach Flick is currently intensively to bind the main players. According to Muller, the Spaniard Thiago is in Top Form as the driver and thinkers of the midfield is essential, before a contract extension until 2023. David Alaba, of Flick as the new defense chief was invented, could follow. New missing ultimately. Apart from the Financial and the duration of the new labour paper, it’s up to Kahn to convincing the Hesitant – to the goalkeeper and the goalkeeper.

FC Bayern München: Mentor, Uli Hoeness celebrates Oliver Kahn

His perspective: His Mentor Hoeness celebrated to this day in the “kicker”: “Oliver has met all of my expectations 100 percent optimal. And I am very optimistic that it was the total right decision, Oliver since install. You can see that now.“ For Salihamidzic, 1. July sports Executive Board, is Kahn a “total team player”. And further: “Oliver gives a lot of Input, is an asset in any discussion.” The judgment of the Director after the first 100 days in office of his new partner: “both Professionally and personally based 1.” 1. January 2022 will replace Kahn, the then outgoing AG-boss Rummenigge as the new Chairman of the Board. Then Kahn is finally completely in charge – as the Big Titan-Boss. (Read also: Social Media for football players is very important, but also very dangerous)

This article was written by (Patrick Strasser)

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