Is Success in Professional Football Predictable?

If one looks at the elapsed Bundesliga season, then big disappointment is spreading. Internationally, the German clubs are far below expectations. Again there was no final with German participation. Boredom rules: Bayern hunts from one championship title to the next, without pleasure. The only bright spot is Eintracht Frankfurt. One must therefore seriously ask the question: where will the Bundesliga develop in the next few years – especially in comparison to the other European top leagues? Is there such a thing as predictability in the fast-paced daily business of professional football? Henning Zülch holds the Chair of Accounting and Auditing at the HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. In his research, he deals with the transfer of business principles to the successful management of sports clubs in addition to financial market communication.

Henning Zülch posed his analysis against the background of current developments in the German Bundesliga and at European level on May 24, 2018 in the Club International, and manager magazin published it: What Germany’s Soccer Clubs do Have to Learn Fast

Find the German Version here: Ist Erfolg im Profifußball planbar?

Henning Zülch