An era nears its end at Bayern: Karl-Heinz Rummenigge will give up his CEO this winter.
During his career, there have been many big transfers for the record champions – the Bayern coach now has the top three The athlete I looked back. (UEFA Champions League: Bayern Munich-Paris Saint-Germain, Wednesday 9 pm at LIVETICKER)
Rummenigge counts free access to the most important changes during his career as the person in charge of the record holder: Robert Lewandowski.
The current international footballer came from Borussia Dortmund in 2014 without transfer fees.
Rummenigge’s most important transfers: Lewandowski, Neuer-Van Gaal!
Manuel Neuer is also on Rummenigge’s list. The goalkeeper moved from Schalke 04 to Munich in 2011 for 20 million euros.
“We have the best goalkeeper in the world and the best striker in the world, and that has been the basis of our success over the past six or seven years. There is a good mix of players in the team, but they were great last season,” polite Rummenigge.
Surprise: The coach also mentioned coach Louis van Gaal in 2009 as his top three transfer window.
“Life wasn’t always easy with him,” explains the Bayern Munich coach, “but he was a great coach and an important part of the successful 10 years we just lived.” He was a pioneer. “
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Bayern to reform the Champions League
Rummenigge is also campaigning for the Champions League reform – and explains why the Munich team would prefer to significantly increase the competition with more teams.. (UEFA Champions League Schedule and Results)
The Bayern coach supports the “Swiss model”, which provides a league with 36 teams. Participants play five home matches and five away games. The top eight teams automatically qualify for the knockout stage. Teams are decided in positions from nine to 24 and then eight other final tournament participants in additional matches.
That could mean significantly more games compared to the current formula. Rummenigge still believes the national championships will not suffer. “I can’t imagine it. These two competitions coexisted in the past and I expect them to flourish in the future,” he said.
The president has spoken out against the Premier League which could mean withdrawal of participants from the national leagues. “It’s something I can’t imagine. The Premier League would shake the foundations of European football. I don’t think it’s true.”
Rummenigge wants to change financial fair play
Rummenigge is also aiming for another small revolution in football.
The 65-year-old wants to change the financial fair play. UEFA also announced that it would review the concept. Because: “The current FFP isn’t doing it quite right because the penalties aren’t working. It’s not well defined, it’s a completely gray area. Clubs that break the rules in the future will face tougher penalties,” the president admitted.
That’s why he wants to clarify the rules. The Bayer president has concerns about clubs like Chelsea or Paris, with a super-rich sponsor in the background. “We can’t get to the point where only billionaire-owned clubs can compete.” This is why changes are necessary.
“Salaries have not been adjusted downward”
For Rummenigge, it is clear from the effects that Bayern Munich will feel the effects and he will have to save.
It is estimated that the club lost between four and five million euros in every game at home without spectators compared to normal operations.
However, the president realized there was a problem. “Transfer fees decreased by 50 percent last season, which was good, but the salaries were not adjusted down accordingly. We can see that the players and their agents do not want to extend the current terms, they want more,” he said. he is. The clubs are currently unable to meet these expectations. (German League Table)
Bayern had pulled out due to heavy demands to extend the poker with David Alaba and let the star move in the summer free of charge.