Updated: Saturday, 15 March 2014 18:55 | By Agence France-Presse

Karl Hopfner to take over from Hoeness at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich on Saturday named Karl Hopfner as successor to the disgraced president Uli Hoeness, who was jailed this week for tax fraud. 


Karl Hopfner to take over from Hoeness at Bayern Munich

Bayern Munich's Karl Hopfner addresses a press conference in Munich, on April 27, 2009 - by Miguel Villagran

The championship club's board of directors voted unanimously to name Hopfner, the current vice president, to head the storied franchise.

His appointment will be put to a vote at a meeting of the club's general assembly on May 2. 

The council also named Rudolf Shels as vice-president and Dieter Maier as second vice-president. 

"We are convinced that the proposed team can continue the growth of the club," said Edmund Stoiber, president of the board of directors. 

Hopfner, 61, is also currently a member of its executive monitoring committee. 

Hoeness officially resigned on Friday, after being sentenced to three and a half years in prison for tax fraud. 

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