"Football does not want to take on a special role," says Red Bull's managing director

4 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images "Football does not want to take on a special role, but it is an essential economic factor in our society and the organisation of the remaining games and the associated TV revenues are an essential part of securing the livelihood of many if not all clubs," said Red Bull Leipzig's managing director, Oliver Mintzlaff.

Despite the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the transfer market, the club will not be selling their players at a discount.

Red Bull expect to lose at least €20 million from the crisis.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Football is an important economic factor in society and many clubs are dependant on playing out this season's remaining matches, but the sport does not want to "take on a special role", according to Red Bull Leipzig's managing director, Oliver Mintzlaff.

The Bundesliga is likely to become the first league in Europe to reconvene on 16th May and in preparation clubs have started testing their players for Covid-19. However, some have criticised football for valuing profit over health and claim now is too early to resume.

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