1.FC Köln still has every chance of making it into the knockout stages of the UEFA Conference League. In addition, Cologne are nine points ahead of a direct relegation zone in the Bundesliga. Managing Director Christian Keller explains the current situation.
Christian Keller has been the managing director of 1.FC Köln since 2022. Now the 43-year-old has commented on the difficult situation at the Dom-Klub. Prior to that, Keller worked as a consultant for a restructuring company before taking over as sports director at Jahn Regensburg in 2013.
The 43-year-old showed his "honest skin" at the general meeting of 1.FC Köln when Keller described the club as a "restructuring case". "I only gave an assessment, that had nothing to do with criticism. We all know that the pandemic has damaged every football club a lot," said Keller.
Nevertheless, Keller chose the Dom Club. And that with firm conviction. "It was a relatively easy decision, primarily an emotional one: because FC had tried so hard to get me. I probably would have had a guilty conscience to cancel. In the family council, my mom said: "Boy, you don't do that, you have to You go there now." That's saying something, because no matter how old the children are, a mother always wants them close by."
This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as 1.FC Köln: Managing Director Keller looks deep.