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Name Karl-Heinz Rummenigge
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Footballer
  Bayern Chairman


Org Bayern Munich
Club as Player Bayern Munich


Oliver Kahn Bayern Munich said that Oliver Kahn has been appointed to the executive board on a five-year contract starting in January. He won’t take over as chairman and CEO until Karl-Heinz Rummenigge’s contract expires on Dec. 31, 2021.

1986 06 29 Retrieve

[Argentina win World Cup Final againsy West German] Our downfall was our happiness after we got the second goal. I think maybe we figured the game was ours

2011 07 14 Retrieve

[Jérôme Boateng fail to establish himself in Mancini’s first team and, following protracted talks between the two clubs, has negotiated a four-year contract at the Allianz Arena] There have been some intense negotiations and we have come a long way to reach a satisfactory conclusion. With Jérôme Boateng we have got our preferred candidate to play in central defence for Bayern Munich

2011 11 15 Retrieve

[GERMANY 2-1 THE NETHERLANDS, JULY 7 1974] The pressure was tremendous. The popular press was blowing up the old rivalry. We knew that, on the pitch, the Dutch were ready and waiting for us. I think it’s a true shame and pity that they regard football as an outlet for their hatred from the Second World War

2016 10 22 Retrieve

[Bayern Munich Chief Karl-Heinz Rummenigge Accuses English Clubs of ‘Kidnapping’ Young Talent] We don’t want to bring some 10 or 11-year-old to Munich like the English do. You could almost speak of kidnapping with them and I would have moral reservations about that

[The 61-year-old chairman went on to discuss Bayern’s ground-breaking academy, which he claims solely focuses on players from Germany and Bavaria] A good age to come to Bayern is 14. Our priority will certainly be Germany and Bavaria. Our future talented players will much rather come from Rosenheim than Rio

2017 09 28 Retrieve

[Ancelotti sacked by Bayern Munich after defeat to PSG] The performance of the team since the start of the season did not meet the expectations we put to them. The game in Paris clearly showed that there had to be consequences. Sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic and I gave Carlo an open and serious talk today and informed him of our decision. I would like to thank Carlo for his cooperation and regret this development. Carlo is my friend and will remain so, but we had to make a professional decision based on Bayern’s interests. I now expect the team to have a positive development and absolute determination, so we can reach our goals for this season

2017 10 06 Retrieve

[CEO Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on Heynckes who said he wouldn’t have returned to any other club in the world] There’s a great mutual trust between Jupp Heynckes and FC Bayern. We’re very thankful to Jupp that he’s accepted the offer of head coach. He’s the ideal man for FC Bayern at this moment in time

2019 05 14 Retrieve

[Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says Kovac’s Bayern future not in question] It would be crazy to make the future dependent on one game. We [he and Kovac] have no problem with each other - it’s all straightforward. Nobody is questioning that he will be our coach next season. I think that if you coach [like this] in Bavaria in the first year, that is certainly a success. He is a young, relatively inexperienced coach.

2019 05 25 Retrieve

[Karl-Heinz Rummenigge confirms Niko Kovac will be staying on as Bayern Munich coach] Of course, Niko remains coach, that has never been the subject of discussion. We have never questioned that. It is about winning prizes, that counts at Bayern Munich. And the coach plays a central role in this. For us, it has never been in doubt whether he would continue as the coach. The team was formidable today

2019 11 03 Retrieve

[Bayern sack manager Kovac after Frankfurt humiliation] The performance of our team in recent weeks and the results have shown us that there was need for action. Uli Hoeness, Hasan Salihamidzic and I had an open and serious conversation with Niko on this basis on Sunday with the consensual result that Niko is no longer coach of Bayern. We all regret this development. I would like to thank Niko Kovac on behalf of FC Bayern for his work, especially for winning the double this past season

2019 12 22 Retrieve

[Flick to remain in charge of Bayern Munich for rest of 2019-20 season] We at Bayern are very satisfied with Hansi Flick’s work. Under him as head coach, the on-field development has been outstanding, both in terms of the quality of our play and the results achieved.

We set a new record in the 29-year history of the Champions League with six wins in six matches in the group stage, and in the Bundesliga we have returned to touching distance of the top of the table.

I am convinced that Bayern will continue next year where we left off in the last few games, namely playing attractive and successful football

2020 01 25 Retrieve

[Rummenigge says Neuer is the best goalkeeper the world has ever had] We know what we have in him. We do not need to have a discussion about [how good he is]. But please understand that we have to have discussions with players and advisors first

[Rummenigge also expressed his belief that Neuer ranks above Bayern legends Sepp Maier and Oliver Kahn in terms of his impact at the highest level] I have seen everyone: Sepp Maier, Oliver Kahn - and now Manu. I have the greatest respect for Sepp and Oli, they were absolutely world-class. But what Manuel did was another thing: he took the goalkeeper game to a new level. Manu is the best goalkeeper the world has ever had

Honestly, we would be in the wrong game if we didn’t want to get a player who is considered the best youth goalkeeper who is free on the market

2020 03 12 Retrieve

[Karl-Heinz Rummenigge appeals to the fans] Please do not travel to Berlin. Please do not gather around the stadium. All that contact should be avoided so that the virus cannot spread quickly

2020 04 03 Retrieve

[Flick named permanent Bayern Munich manager with contract until 2023] The club is very happy with Hansi Flick’s work. The team has developed under his leadership and we’re playing attractive football, which is reflected in the results

2020 05 04 Retrieve

[Heynckes played an advisory role in Flick’s hiring] From Jupp’s point of view, Hansi is a perfect fit for Bayern. It is particularly their empathetic approach to the team that distinguishes both coaches