On Saturday around 5.20 p.m. the FC Bayern Be certain and for the first time since 2012 only come second in the Bundesliga.
In the title fight with Borussia Dortmund, Munich need support from Mainz and have to win the game in Cologne (3.30 p.m.). Otherwise, the first season without a title in ten years is perfect – synonymous with one of the biggest Bayern crises in recent decades.
Mood at Bayern Munich is worse than it has been for a long time
But it’s not just a sporting crisis, it’s also been bubbling up internally in the big Bayern cosmos for months. The atmosphere in the club management should not be as bad as it has been for decades, at least that’s what long-standing employees say. There should be a power struggle between CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic to rule.
This is shown, among other things, by the fact that information is passed through to the media in a targeted manner. Although there was also between Uli Hoeneß and Karl Heinz Rummenigge there were always arguments – but both always acted for the benefit of FC Bayern, it is said. That is different under the new leadership of Kahn/Salihamidzic. This is one of the reasons why there is already speculation about far-reaching changes in the management level.
AZ information: Dreesen follows Kahn at FC Bayern
A personnel decision has already been made: According to AZ information, it should Jan Christian Dreesen, CFO at FC Bayern since 2014, who actually wanted to retire at the end of the season, become the new CEO and replace Kahn. This should be announced at the latest after the Supervisory Board meeting next Tuesday (May 30).
Above all, Kahn is accused of not looking for enough proximity to employees and the team. His strategy program FC Bayern AHEAD is said not to have been well received internally. In addition, he rarely if ever sought advice from Hoeneß.
Hoeneß and Rummenigge more active again – future of Salihamidzic unclear
Precisely that Honorary President and Rummenigge will be assigned more important roles at FC Bayern in the future. The two ex-bosses get along very well with Dreesen and should act as his advisors and thus intervene more in day-to-day business.
It is still unclear how things will continue with sports director Salihamidzic and squad planner Marco Neppe. But both, especially the Bosnian, are under a lot of pressure. The main point of criticism: bad squad policy and wrong composition of the team. Hardly any transfer in recent years has really had an impact, only last summer did Bayern spend a lot of money on new players. With the exception of Matthijs de Ligt, all newcomers fell (far) short of their expectations.
Bayern players cannot understand decisions made by management
In addition, Bayern criticize the public appearance and the harsh criticism of the players internally. The separation from David Alaba and the end of ex-coach Hansi Flick also do not put Salihamidzic in a good light.
In addition, the team cannot understand many of the personnel decisions made by management. In addition, the players did not like that their allegedly broken relationship Julian Nagelsman was given as a reason for separation in March. After all, not everyone was against Nagelsmann, some Bayern professionals had a very good connection to the ex-coach.
As is well known, Nagelsmann has been history with the German record champions since mid-March, soon also Kahn and Salihamidzic?