BVB managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke has vehemently spoken out in favor of a future for Bavaria’s chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge as DFB president. However, he does not believe that this will happen.
“He won’t do it. It’s not just about exchanging ideas with Jogi Löw – and soon maybe with Hansi Flick,” said Watzke Sports picture. Instead, he would then “also have to go to Saxony-Anhalt or the Hochsauerland to say greetings. You have to convince the whole amateur side of you, who logically have a completely different view of football.”
Should it happen anyway, Watzke “would be happy and Karl-Heinz Rummenigge would roll out the red carpet – but after all these years at the helm of such a big club as FC Bayern, you definitely deserve a little rest, if only for that reason : no chance! “
In the discussion about the outgoing President Fritz Keller, who wants to resign his office after the hearing before the DFB sports court next Monday, Watzke defends the DFB boss. This is “a fundamentally decent person to whom any right thought is completely alien.”
After his Nazi settlement by Vice Rainer Koch, the pressure on Keller had grown, before the regional associations had already withdrawn their trust. According to Watzke, “this statement should never have passed his lips. What one should not forget: He was obviously irritated and provoked to the limit of the bearable. The problems did not start when he came – they were with this one.” Time already there. “