Uli Hoeneß has resigned as FC Bayern president after being convicted for tax evasion
Uli Hoeneß has resigned as FC Bayern president after being convicted for tax evasion
Bundesliga

Hoeneß rules out appeal; resigns as Bayern President

Munich - FC Bayern München president Uli Hoeneß will not appeal against his three-and-a-half-year jail sentence for tax evasion.

In a personal statement released on Friday, the 62-year-old also confirmed his resignation from the club following Thursday's conviction:

After discussing the matter with my family I have decided to accept the judgment passed by Landgericht [Munich District Court] II regarding my tax affairs. I have instructed my legal representatives not to appeal the verdict. This corresponds to my understanding of integrity, decency and personal responsibility. Evading tax was the biggest mistake of my life. I accept the consequences of this mistake.

Furthermore I hereby resign the offices of president of FC Bayern München e.V. and chairman of the FC Bayern München AG supervisory board with immediate effect. By doing so I wish to avert further damage to my club. FC Bayern München is my life’s work and will always remain so. I will continue to be associated with this magnificent club and its people in other ways for as long as I live.

I wish to thank from the heart my personal friends and all followers of FC Bayern München for your support.

Uli Hoeneß