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According to his own statement, Oliver Kahn was "forbidden" to attend FC Bayern's last game of the season in Cologne. I am incredibly proud of you and this achievement! I would like to celebrate with you," tweeted the 53-year-old, who was fired as CEO of Munich, to the team on Saturday evening for the championship. But unfortunately I can't be with you today because I was forbidden to do so by the club. I'm looking forward to next season. Not only will we become German champions for the 12th time! Let yourselves be celebrated!«
Initially, it was said from the club that Kahn was not at the game in Cologne because of a "flu".
The separation of Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidžić, 46, was reported immediately after the 2-1 win at 1. Kahn's successor will be Jan-Christian Dreesen, 55, and a new sporting director has not yet been determined. Salihamidžić said: "I'm proud to have worked for FC Bayern for almost six years in sporting responsibility. It was a nice journey that I would have liked to continue, but I respect the decision of the Supervisory Board. Above all, FC Bayern is paramount."
Shortly after the end of the game, coach Thomas Tuchel said: "I've known about the decision since Friday, now it's been announced in the dressing room. Hasan and Oliver convinced me a few weeks ago that we would do this together. I also convinced my assistant coaches that families are moving, both of whom were largely responsible for the fact that we all embarked on the journey, and they trusted us to do it. I have to process this first. But it fits, because instead of celebrating, we have the next political topic right away. But I'm assuming that I'll continue on my path at Bayern."
The decision had already been made on Friday by the Supervisory Board led by Honorary President Uli Hoeneß. On Sunday, a press conference (11.30 a.m.) will provide information on the background.