Munich (dpa) - Uli Hoeness was trying to at least a little uncertainty about his withdrawal from the leadership of FC Bayern Munich to sprinkle.
"I said that tomorrow I announce my decision that has been made," said the 67-year-old at the reception of the Double winner FC Bayern Munich at the Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder in the State Chancellery.
Of course, a secret is no longer what Hoeness today wants to communicate to the board of the German football champion and then the public: The club sponsor will retire at the end of the year from the first series in Bavaria.
Hoeneß will not run for president again at the end of November. And he also wants to give up the chairmanship. Both offices will take over the former Adidas boss Herbert Hainer (65). "That's a long process," Hoeneß said of his decision-making.
Hoeneß retires after 40 years as manager and president - but of course not completely. He wants to remain a member of the Supervisory Board. And he announced on Wednesday: "The help for Bayern has nothing to do with the office. I have said that I am always available. »For a Uli Hoeneß needs no official function, the club is indeed his life's work.
While Hoeneß at the Bayern honoring in Munich Hofgarten still a small secret to his retreat, did all the others no longer. Team captain and goalkeeper Manuel Neuer said: "It's hard to say what's going to change." I think that even if Uli Hoeneß should not be president anymore or is not there anymore, he does not let it go. He will always stay connected to Bayern, always support, always help. "
Prime Minister Söder declared: "One thing I know, he will surely remain in the club somehow." The CSU politician described Hoeneß as the "father of Bayern". He would remain emotionally attached to the club in every respect. In which function, he decides himself. »
Former Bavarian Prime Minister Edmund Stoiber, as Bavaria's supervisory board, gave his first insights into Hoeneß's motivations. In addition to private considerations, it was the criticism of him at last year's meeting of the members, but also "disputes" with the CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, for example, in dealing with coach Niko Kovac. It could be interesting and exciting again, if Hoeness himself describes his motivations.
Schedule FC Bayern
Squad FC Bayern
Title profits of Bayern
Eternal Bundesliga table
Organs of FC Bayern eV
Facts about Uli Hoeneß
Supervisory Board of FC Bayern