Bayern Munich have announced late Monday evening that Hasan Salihamidzic has had his contract extended until 2026.
The supervisory board of FC Bayern München AG has unanimously decided to extend the 45-year-old’s contract by a further three years until June 30, 2026, which the club officially confirmed in a statement.
Thanks to the excellent work the Bosnian has done this year, you could say that the extension was probably more than deserved for Salihamidzic. The club has made over 100 million euro from player sales this year, the highest in the club’s history.
Bayern Munich also recruited the likes of Matthijs de Ligt, Sadio Mane, Ryan Gravenberch, and ensured the extensions of Thomas Müller, Kingsley Coman, Manuel Neuer, and the promotions of Paul Wanner.
President and Chairman of the Supervisory Board Herbert Hainer commented on the extension as follows: „Hasan Salihamidzic has done an excellent job in the five years since he has been in charge at Bayern Munich. […] Hasan Salihamidzic gives everything for FC Bayern 24 hours a day. He stands for the FC Bayern gene, for continuity, and for titles. The supervisory board is convinced that together with his colleagues on the board he will continue to successfully shape the future of FC Bayern in the years to come.”
The Bosnian himself is looking forward to the next three years in Munich as a sporting director: „I would like to thank the supervisory board for the trust they have placed in me, especially the chairman of the supervisory board, Herbert Hainer, who has supported my ideas and plans in every phase. I’ve always said it: I love FC Bayern, Munich is my home. I am very pleased that we can continue our very good and ultimately strong cooperation until 2026.”
As a player, Salihamidzic played for Bayern Munich from 1998 to 2007. In 2017 he took over the sporting management as sporting director. In the summer of 2020, he was promoted to the executive board