1. FC Köln: Letter of praise from the bosses: That’s why Cologne is taking a risk with Christian Keller

Can this man cologne?

It has been clear since Tuesday: Christian Keller (42) will be the new FC sports boss. He dares to step out of the second league and the more tranquil Regensburg onto the big Bundesliga stage – and then onto one of the shakiest executive chairs in recent years.

Brave by Keller. Risk from FC. In the latest letter to the members, Cologne bosses around President Werner Wolf (64) explain why they rely on Keller.

► So he “achieved great things” in Regensburg. “Under his leadership, Jahn managed to march straight through from the 4th division up to the 2nd Bundesliga. And has long since established himself there the lowest in the league, ”write the bosses.

► You praise Keller’s “clever transfer and personnel policy” and write: “According to ZDF calculations, Jahn Regensburg achieved by far the greatest increase in market value in the squad.”

► And then there is Keller’s “experience as a strategy consultant for professional sports organizations and as a professor and dean of studies for sports management.”

Sounds like FC heavyweights like Jörg Schmadtke, Armin Veh or Horst Heldt rather dry and at least seems daring.

Just like the fact that Keller doesn’t start until April. “After very intense years at SSV Jahn Regensburg, I need some time to gain some distance,” he said in a video message to the members.


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