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Playoffs would boost Bundesliga: ex chief

Press AssociationPress Association 19/09/2016

The former president of the German Football League, Wolfgang Holzhauser, believes end-of-season playoffs might be a way to end Bayern Munich's Bundesliga dominance.

Holzhauser thinks that a system similar to the one adopted by many US sports, with the league season being followed by playoffs to determine the overall champions, would keep the excitement alive a lot longer than has been the case in recent years.

"The consideration of getting the top four in the Bundesliga to play in a playoff at the end of the season is more relevant than ever," Holzhauser told Kicker magazine.

"It is something that many people are considering."

Bayern have won the title in the past four seasons, with only Borussia Dortmund going anywhere close to challenging them last season.

Holzhauser said: "It's no good when you already know who the champions will be in October."

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