Augsburg – FC Augsburg’s club president Klaus Hofmann has criticized the financial behaviour of other professional clubs and warned about changes after the coronavirus crisis.
“If there are professional clubs that are no longer liquid at the end of May and are therefore funded for only one month, that is no longer acceptable. If you read that one or the other club has already ceded its future television revenues, ie pledged them, then you can already speak a bit of distortion of competition, »Hofmann told the Augsburger Allgemeine in an interview. “There must be drastic changes in financial management.”
Hofmann also criticized the use of short-time work for rich Bundesliga rivals. «When I read that football clubs with a turnover of a few hundred million euros send their office employees on a short-time basis, I feel like I’m in the wrong movie. We are trying to take a different path without having to resort to government support immediately, »explained the 52-year-old.
The FCA has not yet used short-time work benefits. «We have worked out so many strategic projects in the office that we can now work through and advance in this football-free period. Everyone will be busy there, »said Hofmann.
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