Oliver Kahn looks set to replace Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as Bayern Munich CEO when the 63-year-old steps down in 2021.
Rummenigge has held the role since 2002, but has announced his intention to vacate his post when his current contract expires in two years.
“Yes, I will stop. This is also a good time to hand over the baton to Oli Kahn,” Rummenigge told Sky Sports..
“The plan is for Olli to succeed me. He should be trained by me. He has been a very important player in Bavaria, he has taken a second educational path and is already on the road in business. The board has already given the go-ahead and I trust Olli,” he added.
Rummenigge also outlined his plan to have Kahn work for Bayern and observe him during the next two years, but was vague on exactly what role he will carry out.