FC Bayern mourns the passing of Rainer Ulrich

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FC Bayern is mourning the passing of Rainer Ulrich, who has died at the age of 73. The former professional footballer (Karlsruher SC) first coached the German record champions' reserve team from 1995 to 1998, before leaving for spells at several other clubs and then returning to Munich in 2009 to work as assistant coach of the FCB reserves until 2018. Ulrich shaped many of FC Bayern's talents over the years, from Sammy Kuffour, Dietmar Hamann and Alexander Zickler to David Alaba, Emre Can and Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg - and at the beginning of his coaching career he also mentored a young Oliver Kahn as reserves coach at Karlsruher SC.

FC Bayern CEO Oliver Kahn: "We are all saddened by the news that Rainer Ulrich has died. He shaped generations of young footballers and was also a decisive figure for me when I was starting out. His work, his commitment and his numerous tips made many great careers possible. We will all be eternally grateful to Rainer Ulrich and will never forget him. FC Bayern joins his family, relatives and friends in mourning." 

FC Bayern will pay special tribute to Rainer Ulrich at the first Regionalliga home game after the winter break on 24 February against SpVgg Unterhaching (kick-off 19:00 CET).   

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