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Name Oliver Kahn
Gender Male
Ethnic German
Job German Footballer
Desc It might be a stereotype that goalkeepers have to be a bit crazy, but Kahn certainly lived up to that reputation


Org Germany National Team
Club as Player Bayern Munich
  Karlsruher SC


Retirement Since retiring in 2008, Oliver Kahn has studied for an MBA and started his own business, as well as working as a TV commentator
2002 06 30
A dejected Oliver Kahn of Germany during the Germany v Brazil, World Cup Final match played at the International Stadium Yokohama in Yokohama, Japan

2009 06 07 Retrieve

[Oliver Kahn has also leapt to the defence of Rensing who served as his understudy for so many years. He say Manuel Neuer Would Be A Waste Of Money] The way in which he has been treated is not okay. This attitude of praising him, then putting him on the bench, just derides him. He now has to try and get through it

2011 03 24 Retrieve

[Retired Bayern Munich Keeper Oliver Kahn Taunts Arsenal’s Jens Lehmann] We can see how difficult it is for many to find a fulfilling, meaningful job after leaving professional sports. From a sporting perspective, he can certainly help out for some games. The whole situation is further evidence of the goalkeeper malaise in England

2011 03 24b Retrieve

[On outgoing coach Louis van Gaal] If you look closely, he had everything Bayern Munich needed and were looking for. He has a concept of football that could have left something permanent and sustainable if we had continued to work with him. I think he failed because he neglected that - at the expense of the attractiveness of the game. Titles are derived from a stable defence. He looks like a man who is willing to incorporate little of others’ viewpoints in his decisions. Thus the problems arose with Uli Hoeness. This combination probably resulted in the separation

2011 03 24c Retrieve

[The January departure of Mark van Bommel] It is not easy to find players who fit this profile, and to sign them. The Bayern players are all great footballers, but sometimes everything seems a little too good. You need types such as a Van Bommel, [John] Terry, or [Gennaro] Gattuso

2011 03 24d Retrieve

[Likely Van Gaal replacement Jupp Heynckes] He knows the club and successfully worked there after [Juergen] Klinsmann. That was nothing easy. Whether this is sustainable in perspective, I’m not a hundred per cent sure

2010 09 09 Retrieve

[Germany Legend Oliver Kahn Sympathises With Unemployed Goalkeeper Michael Rensing] Michael’s situation is now a plunge into nothingness, which is very bitter for him. When we played together, I thought he could easily be my successor. It was in his hands

2011 03 24e Retrieve

[Bayern’s future prospects] They are not really missing all that much, so next year the team may land the big role and get into the Champions League final in Munich

2011 03 24f Retrieve

[Current No. 1 goalkeeper Thomas Kraft] You can see how easy it is in this business to go from heaven to hell and back again. He is highly talented. But Bayern will have their reservations

2011 03 24g Retrieve

[The German national team] We should not be blinded in German football. The Bundesliga is a successful product. We have the highest average attendance in Europe, superb stadiums and soon will have a fourth Champions League place. But we do not play the most successful football. The Spanish and English continue to be ahead of us in quality. The last title for a German team in the Champions League or the Europa League was long ago. Such title wins are important because they are essential to winning titles for the national team.

2015 01 31 Retrieve

[Oliver Kahn is less complimentary of the Bayern coach] Guardiola has definitely not reinvented football. He clearly has two major qualities. For starters, he can analyse a game incredibly well. Plus he is capable of making changes during a game that can be decisive. However, coaches should also praise their players every now and then. You cannot be critical of your players all the time after a successful game. At some stage, the players will not take it seriously any more

2017 12 16 Retrieve

[Oliver Kahn talks about how he almost joined Manchester United] Sir Alex Ferguson is still mad at me today. He thought that I would move to Man Utd in 2003 or 2004, but I was more interested in trying to define an era at Bayern. Looking back, I should have done it then. It would have been a nice challenge for me

2018 04 14 Retrieve

[Oliver Kahn speaks about Gianluigi Buffon’s legacy after the Italian and his club Juventus crashed out of the UEFA Champions League by receiving a red card at the end of the second leg in the quarter-finals against Real Madrid] If you can not make that step into retirement in time, then it will hurt someday. Philipp Lahm, for example, has made the jump very well. For me, in 2006, after the World Cup third-place playoff match, it was very clear that it was time to leave the national team. And in 2008, I could have hung on for another two or three years, but for what? At some point, it’s time to decide to jump. I would not overreact to what happened. Buffon’s career is not rated on this red card or because he did not win the Champions League. He was a world champion and world-class goalkeeper. These are the things that count

2018 09 22 Retrieve

[Oliver Kahn speaks ahead of The Best FIFA Football Awards ceremony] There’s a lot of hardship involved in becoming the best in the world. I didn’t mind that though. For me it was a challenge and also what drove me on. But it’s much harder to stay at the very top because the demands from outside are much greater, as are the demands you make of yourself. You’re no longer satisfied with an average performance

2019 08 30 Retrieve

[Bayern grooms former goalkeeper Oliver Kahn as future CEO] I am deeply connected with the club and it has decisively shaped my life [adding it was a great honor to be appointed]

2020 04 03 Retrieve

[Bayern CEO Kahn on Flick as permanent Bayern Munich manager with contract until 2023] It’s important for FC Bayern that a coach also understands the club’s philosophy. Hansi was a player at Bayern, he was an assistant coach; now he’s permanently head coach. It’s a good progression.

Hansi knows the mentality of the club, he knows that FC Bayern is measured by maximum success and I’m pleased that we can now develop the club’s culture together with him in the coming years

2020 06 30 Retrieve

[Bayern legend Oliver Kahn expects Manuel Neuer to retain his place in Hansi Flick’s line-up until the time is right for Alexander Nubel to succeed him] It was a sensible decision at the time. It is a path he is taking - to accept the situation with Manuel Neuer and to line up behind Manuel Neuer and gradually become number one