Former Bayern Munich and Germany goalkeeper Oliver Kahn is one of the candidates to become the new general manager at Cologne.
The Bundesliga strugglers are looking for someone to fill the post following the sacking of Michael Meier last week and Claus Horstmann, who is currently acting general manager, has made contact with 41-year-old Kahn.
“Yes, I have spoken with Kahn,” he told the local Express newspaper. “We are leaning towards a former footballer since he will have to fulfil different tasks to me and we must not be too similar, which was perhaps the case with Michael Meier.
“He (Kahn) is an excellent personality who makes up for his lack of experience with an outstanding presence.”
Kahn pinned up his gloves in 2008 and has been working on his own ventures since.
He held talks with Schalke about becoming their director of sport in 2009 before they turned to Felix Magath for a dual role, but a post with Cologne would be his first managerial position since ending his playing career.