Markus Hörwick to leave FC Bayern München
Markus Hörwick (59), FC Bayern München Director of Media and Communication, is leaving the club. After 35 intense years in which he has significantly shaped the club's public image, he has now requested to step down from his responsibilities.
"I'll soon be 60, a point in time when you begin to ponder some of the fundamentals," Hörwick commented, before adding with a grin: "I'm curious to discover what life looks like away from daily press conferences, the Champions League and line-up announcements -- especially on the weekend... I wish to thank FC Bayern for the privilege of my incredible time here: I was closely involved in 19 German championships and the winning of a total of 46 trophies."
Bayern chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge commented: "Markus Hörwick has always worked for FC Bayern with passion and loyalty, always giving everything for the club. On behalf of the executive board I wish to expressly thank him for 35 years of outstanding work for FC Bayern München."
Following Hörwick's departure the FC Bayern board will restructure the club's media operations; the supervisory board has been informed. Effective immediately, the "Media and Communication," "New Media, Media Rights and IT" and "Public Affairs" divisions will be combined in a newly created "Media, Digital and Communication" division. Stefan Mennerich has been appointed director of the new division with power of attorney (Prokura). The restructuring will further consolidate and more sharply focus FC Bayern's media activities.