Bundesliga chiefs support football league exec's plea for increasing sustainability

30 April 2020

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Photo: PA Images "For me personally, it is very clear: the game itself is no longer the focus, football lacks credibility and transparency in many places. Football has moved too far from its base," said VfB Stuttgart's sporting director, Sven Mislintat.

Fundamental changes will have to be made in German football to ensure the future of clubs, but some believe there is a need for more transparency and credibility.

To protect clubs from profit-hungry investors, the Bundesliga's 50+1 ownership rule needs to be legally secured, according to one chief financial officer.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

A number of Bundesliga chiefs have come out in support of the German Football League's (DFL) chief executive, Christian Seifert's, call for increasing the sustainability of the sport.

Seifert earlier this week indicated he was in favour of implementing a wage cap in a bid to help ease the financial pressure on clubs and said the coronavirus pandemic could prove to be a reality check for football. 

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