Markus Rejek becomes the new third managing director at Bundesliga soccer club 1. FC Köln.
The previous managing director at relegated Arminia Bielefeld will start work on November 1st alongside Christian Keller and Philipp Türoff.
The club announced this one day before the general meeting, at which the board of directors with President Werner Wolf and his deputies Eckhard Sauren and Carsten Wettich are standing for re-election. “We are pleased that he will complete our management on November 1st,” said Wolf.
Before the general meeting, the board also announced that it wanted to take civil action against the rioters from the conference league game at OGC Nice. Extensive data is currently being evaluated by the police, Wolf said in an interview with the “Kölnische Rundschau”.
“We will remain in contact with the police on this. As soon as we have this information, we will react consistently on the civil law level, which we can influence ourselves, with stadium bans for Cologne and revoke season tickets and club memberships if they are members,” announced the President. The German Football Association (DFB) is responsible for nationwide stadium bans.
At the same time, the board criticized the security measures in Nice. “We expected that the police would also be at and in the stadium. If that had been the case, these riots would not have happened,” said Vice President Wettich. And Wolf added: “I expect a city that, with 2.6 million visitors per year, is one of the most visited in Europe, to be able to deal with something like this and, for example, have a security and waste concept. The organization has many Ask doesn’t work.”
A total of 32 people were injured in clashes before the game kicked off, including two police officers and a steward.