Bayern Munich have officially confirmed the return of Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as a member of the supervisory board of the club. His return comes after the dismissal of Oliver Kahn and Hasan Salihamidzic from their respective roles immediately following the conclusion of the Bundesliga season.
Rummenigge was a revered Bayern player back in the day, winning the European Cup, Bundesliga and DFB Cup twice each during his spell between 1974 and 1984. He returned as the vice president in 1991, and led them as their CEO from 2002 to 2021.
His nineteen year spell saw the Bavarians win the 2013 treble, and complete the sextuple in 2020. However, things went downhill after he left, with Kahn being unable to build on his success as CEO.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge returns to Bayern Munich board
One of the crucial mistakes from Kahn was the dismissal of Julian Nagelsmann at a time when the team was functioning quite impressively across all competitions. The arrival of Thomas Tuchel didn’t have the immediate desired impact, but they were still able to win the Bundesliga shield on goal difference in a dramatic final Bundesliga matchday.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will be a part of the board, which will also include Jan-Chrisitan Dreesen as the new CEO of the club.
Bayern are yet to announce a new sporting director to replace Salihamidzic, which will heavily influence how they operate this summer.