Sven Göran Eriksson, David Beckham At 1860 Munich? A Testimony For Germany's 50+1 Rule
Second Bundesliga club 1860 Munich, which recently fired head coach Reiner Maurer, "is going after former England national team coach Sven Göran Eriksson and David Beckham," according to Christof Kneer in an op-ed piece for the SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG. Certain is that Beckham "will leave L.A. and that he will not end his career." Beckham's management revealed that its client "is currently sorting the offers." Beckham, 37, could join 1860 and play in the system of great strategist Eriksson, so is "the wish of Jordan club investor Hasan Ismaik." Eriksson, 64, who recently coached the Mexican and Ivory Coast national teams as well as Leicester City and Tero Sasana in Thailand "with striking failure, was seen in the stands at 1860's last two games and is seriously regarded as the desired candidate of Ismaik." The only reason both names "will most-likely not end up in Munich's borough of Giesing is Germany's 50+1 regulation, which prohibits investors to own more than 49% of a club's voting shares." Knowing that in the end, an investor's spending "somehow always falls back to the club" in the form of a loan, we can say that the 50+1 rule "is a clear winner" (SÜDDEUTSCHE ZEITUNG, 11/26).