Leverkusen – Bayer Leverkusen’s club boss Fernando Carro suggests an immediate change of the league seasons to the calendar year due to the existential situation for many soccer clubs due to the Corona crisis.
“To eliminate the calendar pressure that would arise if the current season didn’t end before October or November, one way would be to have the leagues played in a calendar year, that is, from January onwards,” said the 55-year-old in one Interview with the Spanish sports newspaper «Marca».
The manager, born in Barcelona, sees a change as an opportunity to gain the time necessary to end the current season. And as a side effect, you should include the league calendar for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, which takes place in winter due to the climatic conditions.
For the Bundesliga, the question of a season continuation is about important TV and sponsorship money. Around 750 million euros are at stake in the Bundesliga, which could be missed if the season is broken off. According to the newspapers of the Funke Mediengruppe, the German Football League (DFL) is already negotiating with the TV rights holder Sky about a possible advance payment of the still open TV millions.
The specialist magazine “Kicker” reported that 13 of the 36 professional clubs in Germany were at risk of bankruptcy. “Without the money that television provides, some clubs would practically go bankrupt,” said Carro. A further DFL meeting with the clubs will take place on April 17. A close goal is obviously to continue the season with ghost games from May. The game will be suspended until April 30th.