Christian Seifert is apparently putting an end to the chairmanship of the German Football League.
This decision comes as a surprise.
Christian Seifert is
extending his expiring contract with the
Since 2005 he has been chairman of the German Football League
Frankfurt am Main -
will obviously not be head of the
German Football League
for much longer
reports, the 51-year-old will not extend his contract, which will expire on June 30, 2022.
Bundesliga: Christian Seifert will probably end as head of the DFL in 2022
obviously wants to
look for a new challenge.
The Baden resident has been chairman of the DFL management board and, in this role, also vice-president of the German Football Association (DFB).
The 36 professional clubs of the
1st and 2nd Bundesliga
Among other things, this involves the distribution of the TV money.
Overall, this news comes as a surprise.
had made no real hints in the past to break up in 2022.
So far this year Seifert has been very busy.
* posed and continues to pose great challenges for professional football.
Bundesliga: Christian Seifert before retreat - role model during the Corona crisis
* was one of the first sports leagues to resume play in May and thus became a role model for the
& Co has been.
In the spring, the critical voices grew louder, according to which
professional football was
once again claiming a special role and had been granted a privilege by politics.
All in all, however, the DFL's hygiene concept was convincing.
the Bundesliga to the much-cited next level, which is impressively clear from a total of 14 record sales in series.
Under his direction, the marketing of TV rights rose from 400 million euros per season to more than one billion euros.
There was more than just praise from the soccer fan camp.
Ultras in particular regularly criticize Seifert for the advancing commercialization of football.
All this can
from 2022 now probably be all the same, while the DFL faces a difficult task to occupy the office again.
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