"I believe that every organization – regardless of the DFB – first needs a structure that is capable of acting, that is future-oriented," said the 52-year-old more. The debate is "too superficial" for him. If the structures, decision-making processes and responsibilities are not clear, "then it doesn"t matter who is sitting there.
In march 2022, the successor to the DFB president fritz keller, who has resigned, will be elected. At the moment the association is managed by rainer koch and peter peters on an interim basis. The discussion about whether a woman should take the helm of the DFB for the first time was also triggered by a position paper published in may by nine prominent women, including national goalkeeper almuth schult and former bundesliga referee bibiana steinhaus.
Seifert admitted that he was not a "friend of the women"s quota". He himself will leave his post as managing director of the german soccer league at the end of the year after more than 16 years in the job. Donata hopfen has been chosen as his successor.