Soccer Bundesliga: Who will be the new DFL Supervisory Board Chairman?


Amazingly good news from German professional football: The German Football League (DFL) – an association of first and second division clubs – wants to strengthen its supervisory board. As the “kicker” reports, the 36 DFL members are to “elect a chairman of the supervisory board” next year, who will replace the president as “supreme representative”. In addition, the supervisory body is to be expanded from six to nine members. According to plans, Reinhard Rauball (71), who until now has also served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board, will be replaced by a”standing committee” with limited influence.

Desperately needed: a woman for the DFL Supervisory Board

We believe that the”reorganization of the committee structure” would set the outgoing robbery ball an important course for the future. A strong supervisory board is a decisive step in turning a group of functionaries into a company with professional governance. But of course it depends on who will join the committee. So far the committee consists exclusively of club managers and functionaries such as Peter Peters (Schalke 04) or Robert Schäfer (Fortuna Düsseldorf). In addition to a suitable Chairman of the Supervisory Board, we would therefore like to have external, independent experts for the DFL Supervisory Board. And above all, finally the first woman.