Oliver Kahn Debunks Claims That He “freaked out” When He Was Acquainted With His Dismissal As CEO Of Bayer Munich


Oliver Kahn has debunked assertions that he lost his cool after being told about his sacking from Bayern Munich.

Kahn was dismissed as chief executive officer last Friday, several hours before the German side won their 11th League title in a row.

A day after the information was confirmed, the 53-year-old took to social media to affirm he remained calm after he was acquainted with the news.

Oliver Kahn tweeted: “The claim that I freaked out when I was informed about the dismissal is definitely not true.

“I got a call from Herbert Hainer on Friday telling me about the decision. It was a calm and matter-of-fact conversation.

“I just wondered about this activism, why this decision was now brought forward.

“On Saturday morning I got the message that I can’t go to the game. I accepted this decision calmly.

“Of course I’m disappointed, but I’m really happy about this championship and I’m happy for the team, the coach and our fans.”

When did Oliver Kahn join Bayern Munich’s board?

Oliver Kahn joined the club’s board in January 2020 and took over as CEO in July 2021.

He penned a five-year deal which came into effect on the 1st of January 2020 initially replacing Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

Bayern Munich pipped FC Cologne last Saturday by 2-1 to win their 11 consecutive Bundesliga title while Borussia Dortmund who needed only a win to be crowned champions lost to Mainz 05.

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Despite the below par season Bayern Munich have had in the Bundesliga they ultimately won the league title

The Black and Yellows were leading the Bavarians by two points coming into the final match day of the 2022/23 season.

Oliver Kahn was barred from attending the encounter while vice-chairman of the board Jan-Christian Dreesen became CEO.

The sporting director of Bayern Munich Hasan Salihamidzic was also relieved of his duties, although fans think he was fired on the pitch while celebrating the title triumph.

Footage recently emanated of Salihamidzic talking to chairman Herbert Hainer while wearing an angry face.

The former Germany International was appointed sporting director of Bayern Munich on the 31st of July 2017 succeeding Matthias Sammer who retired due to health and family reasons in 2016.

In spite of the Bundesliga triumph, ex-Bayern Munich midfielder Dietmar Hamann thinks Thomas Tuchel will be the next to exit the Bavarians.

During the period Oliver Kahn was CEO of Bayern Munich, the German side won the Bundesliga on two occasions but they didn’t do it with much bravado like they did on many other seasons.

In the 2021/22 season, the 33-time champions of the Bundesliga won the title just eight points more than rivals Borussia Dortmund.

However in the subsequent campaign, the Bavarians under Oliver Kahn won the title based on goal difference as they and Dortmund were equal on points amassed throughout the season.

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Oliver Kahn seems to have taken Bayern Munich away from the track of success

Under him, Bayern Munich also lifted the German Super Cup twice during the same time they lifted the title but these are merely regular success in the eyes of the club.

Meanwhile, Hasan Salihamidzic’s successor has not been announced yet by the German side.

It’s left to be seen when Bayern Munich would appoint a new sporting director and if they do, if the appointment won’t affect the side.

The Bavarians are approaching a busy summer in view and in the eventuality that the appointment is done very late, it might have a negative effect on the side.


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