This Monday is a very important day for FC Bayern’s future. The powerful supervisory board meets regularly for its quarterly meeting – and one person is at the top of the agenda: Hasan Salihamidzic.

The 45-year-old, who has been the Munich sports director since 2020 and has previously worked as sports director for three years, is to be rewarded with a contract extension after a good transfer period. Salihamidzic’s current working paper expires in 2023, and he will probably sign a new contract until 2026. Bayern put squad’s future in Brazzo’s hands…

A good idea – that’s what Edmund Stoiber thinks. Bavaria’s former prime minister has been accompanying and observing Salihamidzic’s work as a member of the supervisory board for many years, and in the AZ Stoiber now gives the sports director great praise.

“Hasan Salihamidzic convinced even his harshest critics with his extraordinarily sustainable, future-oriented transfer policy, which he prepared with staying power,” explains Stoiber: “The reorganization of the team, which became necessary especially after the departure of Robert Lewandowski, is also close to his heart Coordination with the coach was excellent, as the last spectacular games in the Bundesliga and Supercup have clearly shown.”

The excellent start to the season by coach Julian Nagelsmann’s team left an impression on Stoiber. The team exudes “a technical brilliance that promises a great future,” says the supervisory board.

And further: “This promising sporting development is not least due to the close cooperation between the board, president and coach. I am just as happy about it as the 290,000 members and millions of fans of FC Bayern.”

The mood is currently excellent at the leaders of the table, but things could get a little more tense in October. Then, on October 15th exactly, is the annual general meeting. And it will be exciting to see how the fans deal with the Qatar issue and Herbert Hainer.

The president is likely to run for another term. There is clear support from Stoiber: “Herbert Hainer is doing an excellent job as president. This is not only appreciated in the club and by the fans, but also in general.” The head of the club is “very present in and for the club, on the national and international football stage and in his own way embodies the ‘Mia san mia’, the special role of FC Bayern in Germany, Europe and the world,” Stoiber continued.

After the quarrels at the AGM last year, Hainer sought an exchange with the Qatar critics in the fan camp in several talks. A correct, clever measure, says Stoiber: “Recently I was very impressed by how Hainer, together with Oliver Kahn, faced the criticism of the club’s commitment in Qatar. The round table, headed by the new chairman of the Munich Security Conference Christoph Heusgen, In an exemplary manner, the differences of opinion on the subject of Qatar were dealt with broadly, factually and thoroughly with considerable after-effects.”

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This article was written by Maximilian Koch

The original of this article “Stoiber raves about Salihamidzic: “Has even convinced his harshest critics”” comes from the evening newspaper.