Coach Julian Nagelsmann is under pressure at Bayern after the severe earnings crisis. However, the 35-year-old does not have to worry about his job yet. Meanwhile, the chief financial officer of the record champions has resigned – “at his own request,” as stated in a statement from Munich.
Jan-Christian Dreesen will no longer be a member of FC Bayern’s supervisory board from next summer. This was announced by the German record champions on Thursday morning. In a conversation with the Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Herbert Hainer, Dreesen disclosed that he did not want to extend his contract, which expired on June 30, 2023.
“I had a fantastic ten years at FC Bayern. In terms of sport and business, it was the most successful time in the club’s history and it’s a great honor for me to make a contribution together with our employees,” Dreesen is quoted as saying by club media. After a little over ten years at the club, the 55-year-old would like to “redefine his personal goals again”.
FC Bayern is aiming for a “smooth transition”.
Dreesen’s duties as Chief Financial Officer and Deputy CEO will be assumed by Dr. Michael Diederich taken over. The 57-year-old is currently Spokesman of the Management Board of Unicredit Bank AG, for which he has held various management positions since 1996. He has also been a member of the supervisory board of FC Bayern München AG since 2018.
In order to ensure a “smooth transition”, Diederich will be appointed to the board as a regular member on April 1, 2023, the club announced. “We are convinced that Michael Diederich will make an important contribution to a successful future for FC Bayern Munich,” said Hainer.
At the same time, the Chairman of the Supervisory Board thanked his colleague Dreesen for his “excellent commitment and great achievements”.