What does the future of FC Bayern Munich look like? Board boss Oliver Kahn has spoken out - to Robert Lewandowski, Hasan Salihamidzic and the club's squad planning.
- FC Bayern: Kahn about the 2nd team and Salihamidzic
- FC Bayern: Kahn on the lead of the Premier League
Bayern Munich's CEO Oliver Kahn has expressed his clubs in an interview with the welt am Sonntag on the planning. The former world -class goalkeeper also spoke about Robert Lewandowski - and expressed sports director Hasan Salihamidzic.
Kahn contradicted Lewandowski's statement that there was no offer to extend the contract. "We made a specific offer to his consultant. Otherwise we wouldn't say that," emphasized the 52-year-old. Lewandowski does not want to extend his contract with Bayern and prefer to leave the club this summer. "This question does not arise. Robert Lewandowski has a contract until 2023, and he will fulfill it," emphasized Kahn.
He described the record champions as "a primeval violence. There are many top players who are on it to play with us. A training association is forced to give players from time to time. We are not." On the contrary: FC Bayern wants to keep its "top players as long as possible. Having a low fluctuation among the pillars is a crucial success factor. That is why we have extended Joshua Kimmich, Leon Goretzka, Kingsley Coman and Thomas Müller this season. Jamal Musiala is a building block for the future. "
However, "changes, fresh blood and positive competitive situations are always needed," said Kahn. "We now need movement to counteract a habituation effect. At FC Bayern you have to question yourself again and again." And: "Nobody is greater than this club. Whoever has left it in the past decades - it always went further afterwards, sometimes even more successful."
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FC Bayern: Kahn about the 2nd team and Salihamidzic
What does this mean for the club's transfer policy? Players who are "clear about the obligation to carry the emblem of FC Bayern on their chest are needed. A "platform" for professionals to recommend itself for other clubs is not Bayern, said Kahn.
From the youth, only a few players made the leap to the professionals. " Our second team currently only plays in the fourth division, that's anything but optimal. That is why we are already thinking about new ways," said Kahn. "Partnerships with international clubs in connection with the development of players would be increasingly important."
Kahn also defended Salihamidzic, who had to take a few whistles of the fans at the master celebration. "I like to work with Hasan and he gives everything for the club every day. We will analyze the season together and continue to work on the success of FC Bayern." Salihamidzic's contract runs until 2023.
FC Bayern: Kahn on the lead of the Premier League
"This is a big challenge. We can't fool ourselves," said Kahn about the financial superiority of the English Premier League. "The lever of the clubs from the Premier League through the combination of investor funds and the more than three and a half times as high income from media rights compared to the Bundesliga is tremendous." This "means that the top English clubs are moving away from our salary structure, the distance is growing steadily. This allows you to afford a wider and more expensive squad."
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He wanted to compensate for this with the best possible compensation with "relation to football" with new sources of income. "When it comes to metavers, web 3.0 and crypto, there are exciting opportunities in the future. Above all, we will develop our classic business fields stadium, ticketing, merchandising and sponsorship and bring them to the next level."