The German news outlet, BILD claims that Bayern Munich president, Uli Hoeness is set to step down from his position after deciding to not run for re-election.
The 67-year-old is yet to confirm the news on his own but he is due to reveal his decision to the supervisory board by August 29. After hearing the news, the reactions of some of the club’s players were captured by Onefootball.
“At the first moment, it was a shock,” David Alaba said. “I wasn’t prepared for something like that. I think FC Bayern is inconceivable without him. But no matter whether he has a position or not, he will always influence the club.”
Meanwhile, Leon Goretzka added, “He has been the decisive figure for umpteen decades. It’s unique. I can’t say anything more about it. I think I’ll wait until he makes a personal statement.”
“That’s a shame,” said goalkeeper, Sven Ulreich. “Uli Hoeness is a good man. He built FC Bayern; it’s his life’s work. There would be no FC Bayern in this form without him.
“But he also has earned the right to spend more time with his family in the future. He will definitely always remain connected to the club. I can’t imagine that he’d not come to the stadium anymore. He’d miss it.”
Hoeness has been greatly successful during his decade-long relationship with Bayern Munich, winning 44 trophies in all. Bild also claims that former Adidas CEO, Herbert Hainer is the current favourite to replace Hoeness.