Salihamidzic appointed Bayern sporting director

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MUNICH (AP) Former Bayern Munich midfielder Hasan Salihamidzic is the German champion’s new sporting director.

The 40-year-old Bosnian was appointed on a three-year deal, Bayern announced Monday.

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Salihamidzic won six Bundesliga titles and one Champions League trophy in more than 350 appearances for Bayern during a nine-year spell.

The position of sporting director had been empty since Matthias Sammer left the club a year ago.