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Bundesliga bang! DFL boss Seifert before retreat - Rummenigge with a remarkable statement


Christian Seifert will let his contract as chairman of the German Football League expire and will stop in the foreseeable future, as he himself announced.

Christian Seifert will let his contract as chairman of the German Football League expire and will stop in the foreseeable future, as he himself announced.

  • Christian Seifert

    does not

    extend his expiring contract with the



  • This decision comes as a surprise,


    confirmed it in a message.

  • Since 2005 he has been chairman of the German Football League.

Update from October 26, 4:55 p.m.:

DFL managing director

Christian Seifert

announced his resignation for the summer of 2022 on Monday morning.

Now FCB * boss

Karl-Heinz Rummenigge

spoke up


Compared to the TV channel


*, the 65-year-old spoke of a "big loss for the Bundesliga" and commented on the change in



Bundesliga: DFB boss Christian Seifert will quit in 2022 - Rummenigge: "I understand him"

"He has done the job first class for 15 years now, and the


has profited from it in the long term," said Rummenigge on Monday at the

pay-TV broadcaster


Seifert has been in office since 2005 and has managed, among other things, to increase the marketing

value of

the television rights from 400 million euros per season to more than


billion euros


Thanks to the DFL hygiene concept, the national leagues were the first of the top leagues in Europe to resume playing during the Corona * crisis.

There was speculation about Seifert's contract even before the announcement, said the

Bayern chairman


“It was clear that it would not be that easy this time because he was

able to prove



again and again,

especially in these Corona times


Not only the


and the Bundesliga clubs will have noticed, ”said



When looking for a successor, "sufficient time" is important.


will also

leave his office



turn of the year in 2022

, which

Oliver Kahn will


This is also why Rummenigge showed


for the

DFL boss


"I understand him, he is now 52 years old and at that age you think about whether you want to do something new again, then you have to do it now."

Bundesliga bang: Christian Seifert will hand over the chairmanship of the DFL in 2022

Update from October 26th, 9:40 a.m.:

Managing Director

Christian Seifert

will leave


German Football League

after his contract expires in June 2022.

As the Rastatter writes in his declaration, “these are demanding times that require clarity and



That applies to the DFL as a whole and also to my professional ambitions ”.

“In two years I would like to




professional chapter,

” said the 51-year-old on Monday morning on the DFL homepage.

His decision is "already important now, so that the Supervisory Board is given

the opportunity at an

early stage

to incorporate this fact into considerations about the future organization of DFL GmbH".

Personal statement from # DFL managing director Christian Seifert ➡️

- DFL German Football League (@DFL_Official) October 26, 2020

Bundesliga hammer: Christian Seifert will retire as DFL chair in 2022

First report from October 25th, 10:30 p.m .:

Frankfurt am Main -

Christian Seifert

will apparently no longer be head of the

German Football League


As the


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 the 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




in the



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.


Corona crisis

* 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

Premier League


La Liga

& Co was taken.

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






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.

* is part of the nationwide Ippen digital editorial network

Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2020-10-27

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