DFL Supervisory Board Hans-Joachim Watzke is very positive about the results of the Bundestag of the German Football Federation in Bonn. “It all has changed with so many new people on the positions,” Watzke said about the Bureau elections in Bonn.

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“It was always denied that it is a new beginning. But more new beginning is barely going,” said the BVB managing director.

The DFB Bundestag chose Bernd Neuendorf to the new president. The controversial top functionary Rainer Koch did not make it back to the Bureau.

“The DFB has to form now, and we have to help,” Watzke said, who had interim led to the association in recent weeks together with Koch. As the top representative of the German Football League Watzke also sits in the DFB-Presidium.

“DFB is facing enormous challenges”

DFL managing director Donata Hops has congratulated the new DFB President Bernd Neuendorf and pointed out the forthcoming tasks for the association.

“The DFB is facing enormous challenges and requires a strong leadership in the sense of all German football,” wrote Hops as a boss of the German Football League on Friday. The DFB Bundestag in Bonn is “a great opportunity for a new beginning – for the DFB itself, but also for the relationship between DFB and DFL”.