Bayern Munich’s CEO has confirmed reports that he will leave the club in 2021, with the former Germany and Bayern goalkeeper Oliver Kahn set to step into the role. “I feel like it’s a good time to stop,” said Rummenigge.Bayern Munich CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed he will leave the club in the end of the 2020/21 season.
"I think it's a good time to stop,” Rummenigge told Sky Sports. "I've been doing this for 20 years.”
Rummenigge has also said that Bayern Munich are planning for former captain Oliver Kahn to be his successor.
According to Rummenigge, whose contract at Bayern was renewed in December, Kahn will start working closely with him "sometime, at a time which is not yet fixed or known to me,” in an attempt to prepare him for the "gigantic challenge.”
Kahn himself told Germany public broadcaster ZDF that discussions are still "ongoing,” and that the talks are "good” so far.
Oliver Kahn spent 14 years as Bayern Munich's top goalkeeper, in which he won the Bundesliga eight times, as well as six German cups and one Champions League title in 2000/01.