Managing director Hans-Joachim Watzke from runner-up Borussia Dortmund is hoping for a weak phase in Bayern Munich. “At some point it will crumble, at some point in the next few years it will collapse,” said Watzke in the sports talk of the Deutschlandfunks.
The title fight is currently the only thing that doesn’t work in the Bundesliga. If things get closer there again, it will be “one of the most exciting leagues”.
Watzke, who is also the head of the supervisory board of the German Football League (DFL), considers interventions in the game mode, for example through play-offs, to be the last option: “If the attractiveness of the Bundesliga continued to decrease over the next five years, Bayern Munich would continue to do so Master, you might have to think about it as a last resort.” Record champions Bayern won their tenth championship title in a row last season.
When it comes to foreign marketing, the league should rely on self-developed stars, said Watzke. “I also know that the stars are running away from us. If we have to make new ones, it’s very simple. It’s a very simple principle,” said the BVB boss and recalled the example of Robert Lewandowski.
The Pole was still unknown when he moved to Dortmund, now he is a world star. The league should market such careers better in the future.