Bayern President Hopfner won't stand against Hoeness
28 November 2014, 13:50
Munich - Bayern Munich president Karl Hopfner has said again he would not challenge Uli Hoeness for office, should Hoeness wish to return to such a high position in the club after serving a prison sentence for tax evasion.
"I would not stand against Uli Hoeness," Hopfner said in an interview with the Sueddeutsche newspaper Friday, ahead of the club's annual general meeting.
The 62-year-old Hopfner was elected at an extraordinary general meeting six months ago to replace Hoeness who resigned as president after being sentenced to three-and-a-half years in prison for tax evasion in March.
Hopfner, previously the chief financial officer with Bayern, says he is enjoying his new role, which is his until autumn 2016.
"I am liking it," he said. "What happens next is up to the members to decide."
Hoeness is likely to start working for Bayern's youth department, on day release, from January. But his future within the club is not yet clear.
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