“A close networking between the base and top, the interaction of amateur sectors and professionals and thus a joint professionalization are essential for the success of German football. As chairman of the supervisory board of DFB GmbH & Co KG, I would like to contribute with advice and action, structures, strategies and To implement projects for the future. I am really looking forward to this task, “said Wehrle about his new task.
From 2003 weir worked as a speaker of the board at VfB Stuttgart. In 2013 he finally became managing director at 1. FC Köln. In March the 47-year-old returned to the Swabians and became the successor to Thomas Hitzlsperger as CEO. Since August 2019, Wehrle has also been part of the DFL Presidium and the DFB board.
DFB GmbH & Co. KG emerged in January 2022 from a form change from DFB GmbH and the outsourcing of the economic businesses of DFB e.V. As a 100 percent subsidiary of the German Football Association, the new company bundles its economic activities and digital business areas. It includes the five business areas of marketing, sales & events, national teams & academy, game operations and finance as well as IT & digitales.
“Bring exactly the expertise that requires this role”
“I am very happy that we were able to win Alexander Wehrle for this important and demanding task. With his experience, he brings exactly the expertise that requires this role. He combines economic competence with great understanding of football, which he from different perspectives I was very much looking forward to working with him on the future of football, “says DFB President Bernd Neuendorf about the new occupation of the position.