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DFL boss Donata Hopfen apparently before replacement



DFL boss Donata Hopfen apparently before replacement

After less than a year at the head of the German Football League (DFL), Donata Hopfen allegedly has to fear that she will be replaced as CEO. According to information from table football At a meeting of the DFL supervisory board next week, her contract, which runs until the end of 2024, could be terminated.

Ran confirmed the media report a little later: Hop “shouldn’t be DFL boss any longer soon.”

The chairman of the six-member supervisory board is Hans-Joachim Watzke, who is also vice-president of the German Football Association (DFB) and also a key player in the discussions about the future of national coach Hansi Flick and DFB managing director Oliver Bierhoff after the national team left the World Cup. On Sunday, at the request of the SID not comment on the report. The DFL could not initially be reached for comment.

Consultations on the future of hops, which succeeded long-time DFL managing director Christian Seifert on January 1, are said to have been going on for weeks. Her eight colleagues in the DFL Presidium, of which she is the chair, are said to be involved. Supposedly there is dissatisfaction with their work in the committees.

In her current position, Hopfen (46) also holds the post of Vice President of the DFB and is therefore considered the most powerful woman in German football. Before being appointed head of the DFL, she was chair of the publishing management of the Bild Group and then digital consultant at the consulting firm BCG Digital Ventures.