Uli Hoeneß surprised with statements about the dismissal of board member Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic. Accordingly, even with maximum success, the duo would no longer be responsible today.
What if … the well-known question is also driving one or the other FC Bayern fan these days and probably also the club boss Oliver Kahn, who was fired at the weekend, as well as the sports director Hasan Salihamidzic, who was also dismissed.
So what would have happened if the plan for which the management duo was responsible had worked, the dismissal of Julian Nagelsmann at the end of March bore fruit and the Munich team under new coach Thomas Tuchel might even have won the treble of championship, DFB Cup victory and Champions League triumph?
According to Honorary President Uli Hoeneß, none of this would have changed the separation from the duo. “We would have acted like that for three titles, the decision had to be made that way,” Hoeneß told the “kicker” two days after winning the championship.
It can at least be doubted that Kahn and Salihamidzic should have gone if they had had maximum success. The latter in particular was always considered a very special protégé by Hoeneß. The 71-year-old had faced Salihamidzic several times in the past. Hoeneß’ clear words are all the more surprising.
Especially since before the season finale at 1. FC Köln, media reports about Salihamidzic said that he was still reasonably firmly in the saddle – unlike Kahn, who was counted anyway.
In the end, however, the decision was apparently made to cut through and also let the sports director go. For this purpose, an extraordinary supervisory board meeting was scheduled before the last matchday to relieve Kahn and Salihamizdic of their duties.
Unlike the sacked CEO, Salihamidzic was still allowed to travel to Cologne and celebrate the surprising title win there.