How Bayern plan to pull away from Bundesliga rivals in '23-24 - ESPN
Thomas Tuchel looks to have greater influence at Bayern Munich in 2023-24, and he is wielding it by trying to recruit Declan Rice. Ryan Pierse/Getty Images
Only minutes after Jamal Musiala scored the Bundesliga-deciding goal for Bayern Munich against FC Cologne, as the record champions secured their 33rd title win by beating the hosts 2-1, reports emerged that chief executive Oliver Kahn and sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic were about to be released. Vice-captain Thomas Muller could not believe that the news broke "now, one minute after the final whistle." Bayern confirmed the news shortly thereafter: Kahn and Salihamidzic were out.
Several people at the club were aware that the days of the two players-turned-executives were numbered. Coach Thomas Tuchel had already assumed Salihamidzic's role as the representative speaking with transfer target Declan Rice before the final game at Cologne.
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