Legendary German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn is all set to take the role of CEO at his alumni Bayern Munich as early as 2020, club president Uli Hoeness confirmed the news.
Bayern CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who is retiring in 2021, said last week that former Bayern Munich captain is in the front row to be his successor.
Club president Hoeness said that Khan would return to the Allianz Arena at the beginning of the next year. In order to ensure a smooth transition of the role, Rummenigge will help Kahn understand his role before he departs.
After sporting the Bayern Munich captaincy armband for over a decade, Kahn plied his trade in various fields which would help the functioning of the club in a great deal.
Hoeness is convinced that the club would be in safe hands, just the way Germany and Bayern Munich used to be during his days with the country and the club.
"We are in very concrete discussions with Oliver, and the current plan is that he will get going on 1st January 2020," said Hoeness in an interview with a German news agency.
Khan, who won the joint record for eight Bundesliga titles and appeared in 632 matches for the German giants before bidding adieu to his club career in 2008, is best suited for the role. Hoeness made it clear that he wants Kahn to replace Rummenigge.
"I like the way Oliver has developed since his playing career. He has become a fantastic TV pundit, has founded a company and completed a course in business administration."
"We have someone here who has played football at the highest level, but is also able to hold his own in business terms,” he further added.
However, the club is not a hurry for carrying out anything further since Karl-Heinz Rummenigge's contract expires after nine months.
In the meantime, the future of club president Hoeness is uncertain. He will take a call on the same after the end of the season.
(Featured Image: Twitter/FC Bayern Munich)
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