The German Football League managing director insisted that they are having talks about the subject ahead of the prospective winter World Cup that will be held in Qatar in 2022
DFL director Andreas Rettig is thinking about scrapping the summer break along with other top officials. This notion was also discussed back in March during a meeting between German coaches and managers. However, he has now announced that they are looking further into the matter ahead of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
The topic is being talked about publicly and depends upon FIFA’s decision. Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is supporting the notion stressing they can benefit from the good weather conditions during the summers.
“We are discussing the subject very openly,” he told Die Welt. “In the end, it also depends on how Fifa finally decided the debate on the relocation of the World Cup in Qatar from summer to winter. Should this happen, it would of course have a great impact on our discussion,” he was quoted as saying in an interview.
“From May to August is when we do not play football in Germany, although in these months we have the best weather,” he said. “I thought we had better take a break when the weather is bad here. This could be an advantage,” he continued.
“I can see this model is an opportunity for the Bundesliga,” he mused.
“We should not abolish the summer break, but find a different rhythm,” he added.
“We have the best conditions in the summer. We need to use it better. Therefore a procedure would have to be worked out,” he finally concluded.
Rummenigge claimed that they do not play in the summers, despite having good weather at this time. Therefore, this model is a decent opportunity for them.