After a report on investigations against the board of FC Bayern Munich for possible violations of the minimum wage law, FCB CEO Oliver Kahn commented on the allegations for the first time. “Of course, we are fully cooperating with the authorities in this matter. It is in our interest that these events are fully clarified,” Kahn told the German Press Agency on Wednesday.
The WDR magazine “Sport inside” had previously reported that proceedings were to be launched against several former and current board members of the Bundesliga soccer club. It is determined by the main customs office in Munich on behalf of the Munich I public prosecutor. Both authorities did not want to confirm investigations on Wednesday at the request of the dpa.
Media report: Did youth coaches at FC Bayern work significantly more than the law allows?
According to WDR, it is about possible violations of the minimum wage law when paying youth coaches. Former youth coaches had reported to “Sport Inside” that they had worked significantly more than the ten hours allowed as part of their 450-euro job. As a spokesman for the main customs office in Munich told dpa, it is common for joint stock companies to initially direct investigations against the board of directors.
The German record champions are not the first Bundesliga club against which such allegations have been made this year. The business premises of FC Augsburg had already been searched in the summer. According to customs, it was about the “employment and payment modalities of part-time or volunteer football coaches”.