Hans-Joachim Watzke is against play-offs in the Bundesliga. In the midst of a media round, however, the chairman of the supervisory board of the German Football League announced that he wanted to discuss a rule change.

Play-offs are not a solution: For Hans-Joachim Watzke, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of the German Football League, play-offs in German football are still not an option to determine the champion at the end of a season. “You don’t solve anything with that,” emphasizes the 62-year-old, according to “Sport1” to the media.

Another suggestion: Watzke suggests a different approach to that of the play-offs: “After 34 match days, the European Cup participants must still be determined. Then the first player has to play against the fourth, the second against the third, a week later the final.

The only chance: According to Watzke, alternatives for determining the championship of the Bundesliga can only be discussed again if the champion “Bayern”, which has now been celebrated for the tenth time in a row, wins the title for five more years in a row. Watzke himself has been managing director of Borussia Dortmund since 2005.

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