Accompanied by clear criticism of the German Football Association, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge and Oliver Mintzlaff have resigned from the DFB's task force with immediate effect. This communicated the two supervisory board chairmen of FC Bayern Munich and of RB Leipzig on Sunday in written form over a spokeswoman.
The expert council was never equipped with the appropriate decision-making authority to be able to work effectively, efficiently and purposefully, explained Rummenigge. "In addition, the task force was not involved in important decisions of the DFB, sometimes not even informed. Thus, we have learned of the installation of Andreas Rettig as Managing Director Sport of the DFB, a thoroughly sensitive personnel matter and decision worthy of discussion, through the media."
The DFB had surprisingly announced on Friday that the long-time Bundesliga manager Rettig (60) will take over the post of Managing Director Sport. The task force of the DFB had been founded in December after the renewed preliminary round exit of the soccer - national team at the World Cup in Qatar.
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