FC Bayern Munich clinched the Bundesliga title this past weekend, as Borussia Dortmund fell short of securing a victory.
However, the celebratory mood was dampened as the club’s management made the controversial decision to dismiss Oliver Kahn, a revered club legend and CEO.
Reports suggest that Kahn is deeply upset by this news of his sacking. The former CEO claims that he was prohibited from joining the team’s post-victory celebrations.
As Bayern Munich’s CEO since July 2021, Kahn successfully guided the team to two Bundesliga titles and two DFL-Supercup victories. The former club legend is being succeeded by Jan-Christian Dreesen as new CEO.
Kahn took to twitter, to deny the allegations of his behavior.
“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.”Oliver Kahn via Twitter
Despite having a slew of match results, Bayern managed to finish top of the German league for the 33rd time.