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Ex-Bayern boss Hoeness donates day-release salary

23 February 2016, 15:16

Berlin - Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, who is set to finish his prison sentence for tax evasion on Monday, says he has donated his entire salary from his day-release work to Bayern's charity fund.

The 64-year-old has served 21 months of his three-and-a-half year sentence after being convicted in March 2014 of having evaded paying at least 28.5 million euros ($31.472m) in taxes.

He resigned as Bayern president the day after being convicted and has served the last 14 months of his sentence on day release, working in Bayern's youth academy, then returning to prison each evening.

Also read: Former Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness in early release

The 1974 World Cup winner says he has donated his entire salary -- believed to be a five-figure sum -- from his day release work to Bayern's charity fund, which helps those in need and supports social projects.

"My contract here at Bayern runs out on February 29, the day of my release," he told magazine Sport Bild.

"I have donated the full sum to the FC Bayern Hilfe charity."

Hoeness is set to announce on July 1 what his future with Bayern will be having spent the best part of 45 years working for the Bavarian giants as player, team manager or club president.

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