Uli Hoeness apparently wants to stop at Bayern Munich - media report
A club spokesman did not want to comment on the message during the USA trip of FC Bayern Munich. "There is no comment from our side," said media director Stefan Mennerich in Kansas City. FC Bayern finished on Tuesday evening (local time) with a friendly match against AC Milan his US trip and returns to Munich on Wednesday.
Hoeneß also refused to comment on the report. Even CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was initially not reach for an opinion.
According to "image" Hoeneß wants to suggest the former Adidas boss Herbert Hainer as his successor - for both posts. The long-term plan is to make Hainer together with Oliver Kahn as Rummenigge successor to the leading duo of the record champion.
Criticism allegedly contributed to the decision
Kahn is expected to join Bayern in early 2020 and replace Rummenigge as board member in the medium term. Rummenigges contract expires in late 2021. Hainer resigned as CEO of Adidas AG in 2016 ahead of schedule. Under Hainer Adidas had once acquired shares in Bayern.
As the "Bild" continues to report, Hoeneß's decision also played a role in criticizing his person at the past general meeting. He also promised his wife Susi that they would be shorter.
Hoeneß: "Everyone is replaceable"
Hoeneß had only celebrated his 40th anniversary at the beginning of May as manager and creator of the club. "After the season, I will sit down with my family and decide by the end of June whether I will compete again or not." This timetable is known to everyone in the club, "Hoeness said in an interview with the German Press Agency on the occasion of the anniversary , "I'm totally relaxed on the subject, but one thing is clear: you can not imagine that you're irreplaceable, everyone is replaceable," added the 1974 World Champion.
Hoeneß for decades Bayern manager
Already in 1979, Hoeneß took over after his playing career managerial posts at Bayern and established the club in the world class. From a football club he made a company with an annual turnover of hundreds of millions of euros. In 2009 he ended his time as a manager. At the annual general meeting, he was elected president and member of the supervisory board. In 2010, he took over the management of the Supervisory Board.
His time as Bayern boss was interrupted only by a prison sentence due to his tax affair. After his release, Hoeneß was re-elected president in 2016. In December of last year, he was confirmed as chairman of the supervisory board until 2022.