German prosecutors have charged Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness with tax evasion crime and he is set to commence trial March 10, 2014.
The 61-year-old ex-West Germany striker was charged after a protracted enquiry in July. He played for Bayern in the 1970s before joining the board.
Hoeness made over 200 top-flight appearances for Bayern – and helped them to three European Cup titles – between 1970 and 1979.
He was also a World Cup and European
Championship winner with West Germany before he retired from playing following a serious knee injury.
Hoeness however, reported himself to the authorities earlier this year over an undeclared Swiss bank account.
He had spent 30 years as Bayern’s general manager before being elected as president in 2009, and will remain in his role while the court hearing continues.
“The board is of the unanimous opinion that Uli Hoeness shall remain in his position even with a trial being set,” Bayern said in a statement.
The Bundesliga club are the current German and European champions and won last season’s German Cup to clinch an unprecedented treble.