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Vice-presidents Scherer and Rauch bow out

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The year when Prof Dr Fritz Scherer and Bernd Rauch became associated with Bayern was not a great one for the club. The honours in 1979 ended up elsewhere. It was a year of transition in Munich, with Sepp Meier and Katsche Schwarzenbeck retiring injured, Gerd Müller leaving for the States, Pal Csernai taking over as coach, Willi Hoffmann becoming president, and Uli Hoeneß appointed as general manager. Scherer was the club treasurer, Rauch an ordinary member.

Fully 33 years later, Scherer and Rauch – and of course Hoeneß – are still there, having served the club in a variety of functions for more than three decades. On Thursday, the two vice-presidents will address an Annual General Meeting for the last time, as both are stepping down. “At some point you have to say: enough is enough," explained Rauch.

“I'm extremely grateful to them," club president Hoeneß said, “not just for all the work they've done, but for the unbelievably productive partnership. We've fought many fights together, we've celebrated many victories, and we’ve also overcome defeat. Both of them can be extremely proud."