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Sport Watzke on his BVB future: "Don't go off board in the biggest crisis"

13:40  26 february  2021
13:40  26 february  2021 Source:   sport1.de

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Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke can imagine another contract extension at Borussia Dortmund.

Watzke über seine BVB-Zukunft: © Provided by sport1.de Watzke on his BVB future: "Don't go off board in the biggest crisis"

Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke can imagine another contract extension with Borussia Dortmund. "I know my responsibility to this club," said Watzke in an interview with the Handelsblatt. He has not yet made a fundamental decision as to whether he wants to steer the fate of the Bundesliga club beyond December 31, 2022. However, it is "completely out of the question that I will disembark in the greatest crisis".

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Club President Reinhard Rauball (74) would "very much welcome" Watzke to stay. He has been in talks with the managing director "regarding the future structure of Borussia Dortmund's management for some time - without a final decision being made," said Rauball at Sport1: "Both of us, Aki and I, are of the clear opinion that you cannot leave the ship when such a threatening situation currently prevails. " By autumn at the latest, they both want to make a decision for themselves.

Farewell to the end of 2022 is "at least not as deeply" anchored in Watzke's thoughts as it was before the corona pandemic. The 61-year-old first came to BVB as treasurer in 2001 before becoming managing director in 2005. Under his leadership, the then financially troubled club prevented bankruptcy, and BVB is now one of the top clubs in Europe.

The corona crisis is also causing Dortmund financial problems. "I expect that it will take at least five years to reach the status quo before the corona crisis in terms of liabilities," said Watzke. But the club benefits from "that we had no financial liabilities at the beginning of the pandemic".

Watzke also emphasized that from a financial point of view you don't necessarily have to give up players. But sales are not a taboo. "Hell, asking banks for credit lines just to not sell a player, will not be our way," said the managing director.

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