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.