Schiedsrichter-GmbH is to be founded in summer

The planned Schiedsrichter-GmbH, which will stand as a result of the structural reform of the German Football Association in cooperation with the German Football League, is to be established before the next season.

According to the “Sport Bild”, the DFL is measuring a 49-percent minority stake.

The GmbH is to be headed by two Managing Directors, With regard to the sports area, referee-chief Lutz Michael Freudlich is considered to have been appointed for one of the two posts.

The aim of the GmbH is among other things the professionalisation of the top referees. This was stressed by the DFL and DFB leaders at the DFL New Year reception last week.