Fears grow of Dortmund club investor's role

24th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

24 November 2004 , DORTMUND - Leading Bundesliga officials have voiced concern about the power of Borussia Dortmund's major shareholder Florian Homm, the Sport Bild weekly said.

24 November 2004

DORTMUND - Leading Bundesliga officials have voiced concern about the power of Borussia Dortmund's major shareholder Florian Homm, the Sport Bild weekly said.

"This development is a nightmare for football. The next step can only be that he dictates the lineup or makes a speech to the team during the halftime break," Sport Bild quoted Werder Bremen's supervisory board member Willi Lemke as saying.

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge was also quoted as being critical on Homm, who holds almost 26 percent of Dortmund's shares (more than the club's 19.99 percent) and recently toyed with the idea of replacing coach Bert van Marwijk.

"If I had such an investor I would no longer be available," Rummenigge said.

Homm dismissed the criticism, saying: "People should remain calm and rather appreciate what we are doing."

DPA


Subject: German news

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