The "FC Hollywood" definitely lives up to its nickname. Just titled champion of Germany, Bayern Munich dismissed its sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and the chairman of the board Oliver Kahn, this Saturday. President Herbert Hainer declared it in the mixed zone in Cologne, after the victory in extremis of the Bavarian club (1-2) which, combined with the draw of Borussia Dortmund against Mainz (2-2), allowed it to be crowned for the 11th time in a row.

"Oliver Kahn is no longer chairman of Bayern Munich's board. Hasan Salihamidzic's position as sporting director will also be reassigned. Executive Vice-Chairman Jan-Christian Dressen takes over from Kahn," Bayern said in a statement, while the future sporting director will be announced later. A press conference is scheduled for Sunday at 11:30 a.m. in Munich, Hainer also reported.

A complicated season despite the title

The two strong men of Bayern pay a more than tumultuous end of the season, with eliminations in the quarter-finals of the German Cup and the Champions League. The 2022-2023 season was saved in extremis by the title of German champion won at the end of the suspense in the 89th minute thanks to a goal from Jamal Musiala and the "complicity" of Borussia Dortmund, unable to win at home.

Salihamidzic and Kahn made the bet to part with coach Julian Nagelsmann at the end of March, to replace him with Thomas Tuchel at the time of the decisive weeks of the end of the season.

Salihamidzic arrived on 1 July 2017 as sporting director and joined Bayern's board in the summer of 2020 in charge of the sporting aspect. In six seasons in his position, he won the Champions League at the end of the summer of 2020 in Lisbon against Paris SG.

Oliver Kahn has taken over as Chairman of Bayern's Executive Board on 1 July 2021. He did not make the trip to Cologne on Saturday, officially due to flu-like illness.

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