Oliver Kahn and Marco Bode in the SZ interview about the state of the league – sport
Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn and Bremen’s former supervisory board chairman Marco Bode were teammates in the national team and opponents in the league. In an interview, they discuss the 2002 World Cup, the 2022 World Cup – and the state of club football.
Sebastian Fisher and Phillip Selldorf
There’s a book on his desk right now, says Oliver Kahn, “I’ve already read it.” The book is called “Tradition does not score goals”, Marco Bode wrote it together with the author Dietrich Schulze-Marmeling. It deals with the challenges of the modern football business and it is the occasion for a conversation between two former team-mates, who are now 53 years old. Bode, chairman of the supervisory board at Werder Bremen for seven years until 2021, is connected to the FC Bayern office via video call. Bayern CEO Kahn sits across from the screen at the conference table. Before SV Werder’s guest appearance in Munich on Tuesday, the focus is on the duels between the two clubs as they used to be.