Football business weekly reads: The best industry news and stories

Football business weekly reads: The best industry news and stories

Football business weekly reads: The best industry news and stories 150 150 World Football Summit

Each week, WFS Digest – World Football Summit‘s new insider’s guide to the latest and most relevant thoughts and practises from within the football industry – will bring you the best reads from the best journalists and media outlets covering the football business from around the world. You can subscribe to WFS Digest HERE.

Our top reads from the week beginning 10 January.

Note: Click the title of the story to open each story in a new tab or right-click the images and select “Open link in new tab”.

COVID BURDENING TOP EUROPEAN CLUBS WITH MASSIVE LOSSES

A report from KPMG Football Benchmark says Bayern Munich were the only top European league champions to make profit in 2020-21. – KPMG Football Benchmark

DONATA HOPFEN: FIRST WOMAN TO RUN THE BUNDESLIGA STARTS WITH BUSY IN-TRAY

“The 45-year-old takes over the men’s German Football League (DFL) after a successful stint by Christian Seifert. Fixing ties with the German FA and dealing with the pandemic are on her to-do list.” Deutsche Welle

HOW CELTIC ARE TARGETING A JAPANESE AUDIENCE AFTER FOUR NEW SIGNINGS

“Very soon, in Glashow, history will change.” – The Athletic

CHINESE BROADCASTER ORDERED TO PAY EPL $213M OVER TV RIGHTS

“A Chinese broadcaster has been ordered to pay the English Premier League at least $213 million by the High Court in London over the collapse of one of the competition’s most lucrative international rights agreements.” – The Associated Press

FANS MAY BE FRUSTRATED BY AFRICA CUP OF NATIONS DESERVES RESPECT

“The venerable tournament has long fought for recognition and sniping over its scheduling ignores its joys as a spectacle,” writes Jonathan Wilson. – The Guardian

Each week, WFS Digest – World Football Summit‘s new insider’s guide to the latest and most relevant thoughts and practises from within the football industry – will bring you the best reads from the best journalists and media outlets covering the industry from around the world. You can subscribe to WFS Digest HERE.