Bayern Munich sack CEO and Sporting Director minutes after sealing dramatic 11th straight title

BUNDESLIGA Bayern Munich sack CEO and Sporting Director minutes after sealing dramatic 11th straight title

Joel Omotto 20:51 - 27.05.2023

The Bavarian giants showed their ruthlessness as they dismissed the two high-ranking officials for overseeing a chaotic season.

Bayern Munich have shown their ruthlessness by sacking CEO Oliver Kahn and Sporting Director Hasan Salihamidzic just minutes after Thomas Tuchel's side claimed the club's 11th successive Bundesliga title.

Salihamidzic was even in the stands in Cologne while Kahn stayed home as Bayern weathered a late storm to beat FC Koln 2-1 as Borussia Dortmund choked the chance to end their rival's extended period of dominance.

Bayern were ahead at Koln in the first half to crank up the pressure on Dortmund, who found themselves 2-0 down in the first half on home soil against Mainz.

Sebastien Haller also missed a penalty during that time frame but Dortmund were eventually handed a lifeline when Koln levelled things up from the spot late in the day.

But Dortmund were unable to capitalise despite Niklas Sule's late leveller after Jamal Musiala netted a dramatic winner for Bayern that etched their name on the trophy.

Yet there was an added twist for Bayern amid their jubilant title celebrations as reports in German media said that both Kahn and Salihamidzic had been sacked at full-time.

The Bosnian was watching on through his fingers in the stand above and was even on the pitch celebrating passionately after Bayern had been crowned champions.

Khan and Salihamidzic have been blamed for the chaos that have blighted Bayer’s season.

They were the chief architects of Julian Nagelsmann’s sacking and bringing in Thomas Tuchel midseason, when the Bavarian giants were top of the Bundesliga and still in the Champions League as well as the DFB Pokal.

Under Tuchel, Bayern have flattered to deceive, getting knocked out of the Champions League by Premier League champions Manchester City, and exiting the DFB Pokal before Dortmund handed them the title on the final day.