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Christian Seifert To Step Down From DFL CEO Role In 2022

October 26, 2020

Christian Seifert, CEO of the DFL (Deutsche Fussball Liga) has announced he will step down from his role once his current contract comes to an end in 2020.

Seifert has overseen the DFL since 2005 and has today released a statement sharing his intention to leave the role.

Seifert said: “These are demanding times – and they call for clarity and reliability. That applies both to DFL as a whole and to my own professional ambitions. For this reason, I have informed the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DFL GmbH of my intention to leave the company when my contract expires in June 2022.

“It is important to make my decision known now, so that the Supervisory Board have ample time to take account of it in their future organizational planning for DFL GmbH.

“In my position at the apex of DFL, I have been able to play an active role in steering the development of what is simultaneously one of the world’s biggest sports leagues and a crucial social institution, and in establishing one of Germany’s most innovative media enterprises. It has been both a pleasure and a privilege to do so.

“In two years’ time, I want to begin writing a new chapter in my professional career.

“But for as long as I work for DFL, I will continue to focus, with the utmost dedication and ambition, on the current and future challenges facing the organization.”

Christian Seifert DFL DFL Deutsche Fußball Liga