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Bayern Munich sack Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic after winning 11th consecutive Bundesliga title

Bayern Munich have dismissed chief executive officer Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic.

Following their 11th consecutive Bundesliga title win, the club has dismissed the two instrumental Bayern directors.

Borussia Dortmund drew with Mainz 05 to give the Bavarians the title despite entering the final-day match with the lead at the top of the table.

Goals from Kingsley Coman and Jamal Musiala helped Bayern to beat Koln and grab the title.

However, Bayern’s campaign has been unimpressive. They stumbled to the title and did not get there by their strength but by Dortmund’s ineptitude.

Also, they crashed out of the Champions League haplessly against Manchester City. The Cityzens made them look ordinary.

Furthermore, Bayern crashed out of the DFB-Pokal. They have not won the cup since their 2020 triumph.

And then the season carried a lot of turbulence. 

First, it felt like they did not replace Robert Lewandowski properly. Then they failed to find a holding midfielder to partner Joshua Kimmich while letting Marc Roca go to Leeds United.

Star signing Sadio Mane failed to impress in Germany after they shelled £45 million to sign him from Liverpool.

It did not help that he physically assaulted teammate Leroy Sane, prompting the club to fine and suspend him.

Also, Bayern, led by Salihamidzic and Kahn, abruptly dismissed coach Julian Nagelsmann in the middle of the season to bring in Thomas Tuchel.

Bayern have decided to dismiss Salihamidzic and Kahn.

The former Germany international goalkeeper was not at the RheinEnergieStadion for the final game against Koln today as Bayern secured the title due to the flu.

Die Rekordmeister announced in a statement: “Oliver Kahn is no longer CEO of FC Bayern Munchen AG. Hasan Salihamidzic 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. Salihamidzic’s successor is still to be decided.”

Dreesen was most recently the club’s chief financial officer and deputy CEO. The 55-year-old has been at the club since 2013.

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