FC Bayern board member Oliver Kahn on Bundesliga playoffs and the 50 + 1 rule: “Shouldn’t be banned from thinking”

Bayern Munich board member Oliver Kahn spoke to the kicker (Monday edition) on the lack of tension in the Bundesliga. The 51-year-old does not rule out drastic changes. Kahn wants to keep a closer eye on Europe’s top clubs financially, especially with regard to the corona pandemic. And he commented on a possible national coach Hansi Flick.

Bayern have been able to celebrate the German championship every season since 2013, and after RB Leipzig’s draw against Eintracht Frankfurt on Sunday, things are looking good again this year: the record champions are currently four points ahead of their closest pursuers.

in the kicker Kahn, who celebrated eight championship titles with Bayern as a player, could also imagine drastic changes to make the national competition more exciting. Including playoffs in the fight for the championship and an “adjustment of the 50 + 1 rule” in order to increase the financial opportunities of the competition through investors. Kahn: “There shouldn’t be any bans on thinking in the Bundesliga either.”

The financial possibilities of Bavaria would also have suffered enormously from the corona pandemic, said the three-time world goalkeeper: This season it is still limited, “he explained,” in the coming season we will feel the abrasion marks of the corona crisis . “

President Herbert Hainer had already feared a loss of 100 million euros last autumn, and the return of the spectators to the stadiums is still not in sight.

Kahn: Even Bavaria “not in a football paradise”

Internationally, Kahn insisted “that the financial fair play regulations are strictly applied and made even more stringent”. This is the only way to make football healthy. Player salaries in particular are unlikely to rise any further, for example after the upcoming Champions League reform in 2024. Kahn’s favored solution is “softer salary restrictions”.

What sextuple coach Hansi Flick, whose name is repeatedly mentioned in connection with a successor to Joachim Löw as national coach, was Kahn “relaxed”, even if Flick had always avoided a clear denial: The 56-year-old had “one with us Contract until 2023 “.

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