It would create confusion in most clubs - but Kahn's late arrival at Bayern suddenly seems logical

17 October 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Last month the powerhouse of southern Germany announced the appointment of former club captain and goalkeeper Oliver Kahn as their new CEO. That itself was not surprising, but the fact that he would not take over the position until 2022 raised a few eyebrows.

Fear that Kahn might be caught in the middle of a power battle between Rummenigge and Hoeness, but experts argue that this constant discussion inside the club is what makes them so competitive.

Questions piling up about the future scenario after the appointment of Kahn.

A two-year transition period for Oliver Kahn before taking over as CEO at Bayern Munich might look like trouble - but it makes sense. In Bayern.

Svend Bertil Frandsen bertil@offthepitch.com

If there ever was a club seemingly always on the verge of creating a storm in a teacup, it's Bayern Munich. The Bavarian powerhouse have throughout history had a well-developed capacity to divide waters and polarise audiences.

The "FC Hollywood" nickname (which was invented during Giovanni Trappattoni's first chaotic spell at the club) doesn't carry favourable connotations.
 

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