Bundesliga considering a new style
Bundesliga decision makers considering play-offs to keep Bundesliga from being predictable.
Many pundits are suggesting that
has been predictable in the past years, and this has made the head of the league consider having play-offs in the tournament to make it more exciting.
may win the 10th Bundesliga title in a row in May, and the league chief executive
has talked about the matter saying that play-offs may be a good way to make the competition more exciting.
“The league would of course be more attractive if there was more competition at the top,”
said Hopfen, who took over the German soccer league (DFL) as CEO last month.
“If playoffs help, then we’ll talk about playoffs. We shouldn’t forget, though, that Bayern has done a super job in the last years.”
Bayern Munich’s chief executive
has also talked about the matter, supporting the idea unlike most of the league’s clubs which is surprising because the change was aiming to make the competition tougher for the Bavarians.
“I think it’s exciting to think about new models like playoffs for the Bundesliga,” Bayern chief executive Oliver Kahn said. “A format in the Bundesliga with semifinals and a final would mean excitement for the fans. So it makes sense to consider it. We’re always open to new ideas at FC Bayern.”
coach Christian Streich has also talked about the matter, insisting that having play-offs won’t necessarily mean that the competition would be fair to all the teams.
“I think it’s good that whoever has the most points at the end of 34 games becomes champion and those with the fewest points have to be relegated unfortunately,”
said Streich, whose team is currently fifth and would be potentially pushing for a playoff place
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