Leipzig – Former Bundesliga coach Ralf Rangnick expects the coronavirus pandemic to have far-reaching consequences for professional football.
«The current situation will affect the amount of the transfer fees, the consultant fees, and the salaries to be renegotiated. The transfer market will be different after the crisis, ”said Rangnick at“ Sport in the East ”of the MDR. The clubs would have to consider whether they want to and can spend money. “In the future, there will be more judgment and restraint,” said the 61-year-old.
For his ex-club RB Leipzig, Rangnick hopes that the team will stay together and that as few players as possible leave the club during the summer break. RB would be in a good negotiating position for this. «I think the players are smart enough. They know what they have about the club, the city and the region. It also has a lot to do with sustainability, »said Rangnick.
Rangnick thinks it is conceivable that the Bundesliga may start playing again from May 9th. «It will not be possible to go away from the rest of life. The decisive factor will be whether it is acceptable to play again in four weeks, »emphasized the Head of Sport and Development at Red Bull GmbH.