Bavaria supervisory board: Hoeneß holds on to Winterkorn and Stadler

Uli Hoeneß

The chairman of the supervisory board of FC Bayern Munich, Uli Hoeneß, continues to rely on Martin Winterkorn and Rupert Stadler. In an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung he emphasised that the two members of the Bayern supervisory board are only accused in the Diesel scandal for the time being, “as long as that is the case, I don’t have to go and forget everything they have done for FC Bayern in many years,” says Hoeneß. “Difficult times show who’s where and what friendship is worth.”

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At the same time, Hoeness announced consequences”if the accusations prove to be true”. Then there would be”another legal situation”. The US authorities have accused former VW boss Winterkorn of fraud; investigations are still ongoing in this country. Audi CEO Stadler, who acts as Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board in Bavaria, remains in custody after the Munich Regional Court rejected a complaint of imprisonment in August. Provisional Audi CEO is Chief Sales Officer Bram Schot.