Supervisory Board Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has confirmed the upcoming move from Borussia Dortmund's Raphael Guerreiro to FC Bayern Munich. "We have now got good players with Guerreiro and Laimer," said the long-time CEO of Munich at DAZN before the Champions League final between Manchester City and Inter Milan.
The media had previously reported an agreement with Guerreiro. The change of midfielder Konrad Laimer from RB Leipzig has been official since Friday.
In addition, Rummenigge sees a need for action in the German soccer champions, especially in the storm center. "You lost Lewandowski, that was at least 50 goals across all competitions that you missed. Something will have to be done about that," said the 67-year-old.
Small group plans squad
He and Honorary President Uli Hoeneß would initially participate in squad planning as members of a small group until a new sports director was found. "As soon as we have a sports director or sports director, Uli and I will also retire. We will examine things critically from time to time, that's necessary."
The Munich team parted ways with CEO Oliver Kahn and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic immediately after winning their eleventh championship title in a row. Rummenigge then moved to the supervisory board, with Jan-Christian Dreesen succeeding Kahn. "We'll do it calmly," said Rummenigge on the search for a successor to Salihamidzic. The most important criterion for the new sports director is his "quality". The TV broadcaster Sky reported that RB Leipzig's Max Eberl is still the favorite.
Rummenigge said about the future orientation of the German record champions: "I sometimes overstrain the 'Mia san Mia'. You have to lead FC Bayern in a special way. The club has to breathe empathy again, we have quality."