Management in Professional Football

In a joint press conference, the DFL (German Football League), the DFB (German Football Federation) and the DFB-Academy presented a new course for football managers.

With the professionalization and the development of clubs into commercial enterprises, the demands on staff in football increase. In recent years, the need for quality improvement of the management has grown steadily.

www.dfb-akademie.de – Course

The commission of the sports directors of the Bundesliga contributed significantly to the concept. Fredi Bobic (Sport Director Eintracht Frankfurt) reported on the requirements on behalf of the representatives of the league. The head of the DFB Academy, Tobias Haupt, explained the theoretical content and the procedure of the management course.

DFB Certificate vs. Sports Management Studies

In terms of content, the training is similar to sports management courses.

However, the DFB course primarily offers football-specific content and contacts with the league of professional football in Germany.

3 Main Areas of Expertise

  1. Bundesliga know-how
  2. Sporting know-how
  3. Management know-how

Modules – Examples

  1. Sports law and licensing
  2. Scouting and team planning
  3. Leadership in professional football