After unofficially running Hoffenheim for 25 years, billionaire Dietmar Hopp will be allowed to take ownership of the club. He won’t only be paying the bills - he’ll be calling the shots. This sort of one-man-show is not unanimously endorsed.
Hansi Flick, long Joachim Löw's right hand in the German national team, is returning to the club scene. He's rejoining Hoffenheim, a club he coached while it was still trying to climb the lower league ladder.
The president of Hannover has failed in his attempt to assume majority control of the Bundesliga club. Martin Kind had sought to be granted an exemption from a rule designed to avoid takeovers from individual investors.
Asian tours, big money transfers, billionaire investors and a Chinese team in Germany's fourth tier. DW Sports' Matt Ford asks what is behind China's interest in German football.
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