Bayern plan sweeping changes
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Uli Hoeness has confirmed Bayern Munich's team will be 'completely changed'.
Uli Hoeness has confirmed Bayern Munich's team will be 'completely changed' over the summer.
Bayern look primed to miss out on a place in next season's UEFA Champions League as the outgoing champions are seven points behind third-placed Werder Bremen with three games to go.
Ottmar Hitzfeld has already replaced Felix Magath as coach this season and sporting director Hoeness is planning further changes in the summer.
Owen Hargreaves, among others, has been linked with a move away, while Miroslav Klose and Luca Toni have been lined up as summer signings.
Hoeness did not divulge any specific comings or goings, but outlined the need to revamp the squad at the end of the season.
"It's obvious that this team is going to be completely changed," Hoeness told the German media.
"Our fans aren't going to have to see this team any more. We're not going to put up with this any longer.
"A lot of players had their chances, but didn't use them and they don't deserve another one.
"We're working hard to put together a new team that doesn't have anything to do with this one, a team that will be playing for the championship from the outset."
Bayern captain Oliver Kahn admits he is keeping his own counsel after the club's disastrous season.
Kahn: "If I were to say what I'm thinking the club would have to suspend me.
"I'm afraid to lose my job, so I had better not say anything."