Bayern Munich Sack CEO Oliver Kahn and Sport Director Hasan Salihamidzic

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Bayern Munich have sacked both Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic as the club’s officials after Bundesliga title win.

A club statement confirming the decision to sack the two stalwarts reads;

“Oliver Kahn is no longer CEO of FC Bayern München AG. Hasan Salihamidžić will also be replaced as board member for sport.

“This was decided by the club’s supervisory board. Kahn will be replaced by the current vice-chairman of the board Jan-Christian Dreesen. Salihamidžić’s successor is still to be decided.”

As per Fabrizio Romano, the decision to sack Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic was deliberated upon by the club’s hierachy before the final matchday.

Oliver Kahn

Bayern Munich’s axe came after the club survived Borussia Dortmund scare to clinch their 11th Bundesliga title in a row.

James Musiala’s strike made the difference as the Bundesliga giants snatch the trophy at the death at the expense of Borussia Dortmund who dropped points against Mainz 05 to crash out of the race in the final hour.

Kahn and Salihamidzic played a big role in the dismissal of former manager Julian Nagelsmann and the appointment of Thomas Tuchel as new manager.

Tuchel seems to have fallen far below his predecessor despite clinching the trophy. There have been concerns Kahn and Salihamidzic must have misfired in the decision to sack Julian Nagelsmann and bringing in Tuchel.

Hasan Salihamidzic

Oliver Kahn took over as Bayern Munich CEO in 2021 while Salihamidzic has been the sports director since 2017, overseeing the club’s transfer decisions.

The two have enjoyed complete Bundesliga dominance but Bayern Munich’s recent dip in performance both in domestic and European front has been a source of concern.

Who is Oliver Kahn?

Oliver Kahn, 53, is a former Bayern Munich Chief Executive and former player, who played as a goalkeeper for the Bundesliga club.

Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic

Oliver Kahn started his career at Karlsruher SC II in 1987 before joining the main team in 1980. He made 201 appearances for the club before joining Bayern Munich in 1994. Kahn finished his career at Bayern Munich, making a record 429 appearances in his 14 years at Allianz Arena.

He retired from football in 2008 after winning 86 caps with Germany national team. Oliver Kahn is one of the most successful German goalkeepers.

He won 8 Bundesliga trophies, 6 DFB-Pokal, and a Champions League trophy, including the UEFA Cup in 1996.

After a legendary career with the Bavarians, he became an influential figure in German football. Kahn reportedly turned down a manager offer at Schalke04 in 2009.

The German football veteran succeeded Karl-Heinz Rummenigge in July, 2021 as Bayern Munich CEO.

Oliver Kahn Wife And Children

Oliver Kahn’s wife was Simone. They got married in 1999 and have two children together, Katharina Maria, 24, and David 20.

Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic

According to reports, Kahn and Simone separated since 2003 and later reconciled in 2009 before finally divorcing that same year.

Oliver Kahn is now married to Svenja, his long time girlfriend. The pair got married in 2011 and have a son together.

Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich contract and net worth

Oliver signed a five-year contract with Bayern Munich in 2020 but took over as the club’s CEO in 2021. His estimated net worth as of 2023 is £5m.

Who is Hasan Salihamidzic?

Hasan Salihamidzic, 46, is a former professional footballer from Bosnia and former sporting director at Bayern Munich.

Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic

He is also a Bayern Munich legend, who played for the club as a midfielder and full-back from 1998 to 2007, winning several trophies and individual awards.

Hasan Salihamidzic started his football with Bundesliga side Hamburger SV in 1998, making 72 appearances for the club with 19 goals in his three-year spell with the club before joining Bayern Munich.

His football career peaked with the Bavarians. He played for nine years for the club, making 234 appearances, scoring 31 goals.

Hasan Salihamidzic wrapped up his career with Juventus and Wolfsburg and won 42 caps for Bosnia and Herzegovina national team before retiring from international football in 2006.

He won Bosnian player of the year three times and sportsperson of the year in 2001.

Salihamidzic won 6 Bundesliga titles with Bayern Munich, including 4 DFB-Pokal and one Champions League in 2001.

Hasan Salihamidzic wife and children

Hasan Salihamidzic is a father of three. His first son Nick Salihamidzic, 20, is a German-born Bosnia defender currently plying his trade with Cosenza in Italy on loan from Bayern Munich II.

Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic

Hasan’s other two children, Selina, 22, and Lara, 17, are both females and were all born in Munich where their Dad is based.

Hasan Salihamidzic was married to Esther Copado. The pair met in 1994 when Hasan Salihamidzic was playing for Hamburger SV Youth.

After 13 years into the relationship, the pair got married in 2007 and have raised three kids together. They reportedly separated in 2022 after private differences.

Hasan Salihamidzic Bayern Munich contract and net worth

In 2022, Bayern Munich and Salihamidzic signed a new three-year contract extension which was set to expire in 2026. He reportedly earned between €0.5 to €1m every year as director. As of 2023, his estimating net worth is £3m.

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