Three years, the 57-year-old Reinhard Grindel to sit as president of the German football association, DFB. On Tuesday, he was thrown on the gate. Harvested due to corruption.
Exactly as its two predecessors, Wolfgang Niersbach and Theo Zwanziger.
They were thrown at the gate, when it was revealed that Germany had used unfair methods, when the country secured the WORLD cup finals in 2006.
A case, there is also the cost fodboldikonet Franz Beckenbauers good reputation. He was at that time president of the German WORLD cup committee.
As Reinhard Grindel in 2016, said goodbye to chancellor Angela Merkel's CDU in order to become president in fodboldforbundet, he said that he would initiate a new era of propriety and transparency.
he would settle for a monthly salary of 107.000 crowns.
But in the last week, the German magazine Der Spiegel tell that Grindel had raised the 580,000 dollars as the chairman of the DFB's media department.
What finally toppled Grindel, was a detection in Bild on Monday. The newspaper said that Grindel for her birthday in 2017 had received a watch with a value of 45,000 pounds from the Ukrainian businessman Grigory Surkis.
Ukraineren was at the time vice-president of the UEFA, where Reinhard Grindel still have a place in the executive committee.
Grindel says that he is first in the weekend found out how much the watch is worth. At the same time, he stressed that he is not greedy.
But he do not receive the kind of gifts without giving it to the German tax authorities, and indeed also to UEFA.
He's probably been busy with counting money. To over 107.000 of the month as the president of the DFB, he has also received a nice paycheck from UEFA and from FIFA, where he sits in the governing council, the so-called Counsil.
The two records has given him the combined 3.7 million dollars a year. With the money from the DFB, he has had a total annual salary of five million dollars.
Now he loses it all. He can't sit in neither the UEFA or FIFA's governing bodies without having to have a senior post in his own national federation.Fodboldbosser love expensive watches
Reinhard Grindel is far from the first fodboldleder who have had problems with expensive watches.
It caused a certain stir, as the Bayern Munich boss Karl Heinz Rummenigge in February 2013 after a visit to Qatar, was the cannon in the duty in Munich.
He had ’forgotten’ to declare two Rolex watches worth a total of 1.5 million. The watches he had received from a friend in Qatar.
An embarrassing case, which unleashed a fine of 1.8 million dollars.
At the WORLD cup in Brazil in 2014 got all the 24 members of FIFA's executive committee a gift bag from the brazilian hosts.
In the bag was, among other things, a Parmigiani watch, to the value of 125.000 Danish kroner. Only three members reported the gift to FIFA.
Reinhardt Grindels German predecessor at FIFA, Theo Zwanziger, was not among the three. He was first aware of the value, when he was contacted by the press. He said.