Oliver Kahn from FC Bayern is open to possible master playoffs in the football Bundesliga open-minded.

“I find it exciting to think about new models like playoffs for the Bundesliga,” said the boss of the German football record champion from Munich the “Kicker”.

“A mode in the Bundesliga with semi-finals and finals would mean tension for the fans. So it makes sense to play a thought. We at FC Bayern are always open for new ideas,” said the 52-year-old.

The new DFL boss Donata Hops had brought playoffs into conversation. “The league would of course be more attractive if they had more competition at the top,” the 45-year-old had said in an interview of the “image on Sunday” with a view of the potentially tenth title of FC Bayern Munich in series. “When playoffs help us, then we talk about playoffs. But we must not forget that Bayern have made a super job in recent years.”

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Majority rejects playoffs

After a “kicker” survey within the Bundesliga, playoffs are rejected by a majority. Among them are also club representatives such as Rudi Völler of Bayer Leverkusen, Markus Krösche of Eintracht Frankfurt or Dirk Zingler von Union Berlin, was in the report.

The DFL answered a “kicker” request like this: “There is known in the league in various places different ideas with a view of the game mode, but currently far from a decision and only quite a implementation.”

Such a profound decision must precede an intensive and structured dialogue with the clubs and the relevant league committees under consideration of all arguments. This discussion process with an open exit will carefully prepare the DFL and lead together with the clubs in the coming months.