The president of the largest DFB state association, Rainer Koch (63), makes room for a successor on Friday.

An era ends on Friday at the Bavarian Football Association Day in Bad Gögging: After 18 years, Rainer Koch is stepping down as President.

Bad Goegging – An era ends this Friday at 4:30 p.m. on the day of the Bavarian Football Association.

The president of the largest DFB state association, Rainer Koch (63), makes room for a successor on Friday. © Andreas Gora/dpa

After 18 years at the head of the largest DFB state association, Rainer Koch (63) resigns as president in Bad Gögging.

Three candidates are applying to succeed the 63-year-old, who was also a top official in the German Football Association for many years.

The controversial amateur representative Koch served as DFB interim president three times alone.

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The 276 delegates will elect a new president on Saturday from 9 a.m.

The previous Vice President Robert Schraudner, Swabia’s district chairman Christoph Kern and Christian Bernkopf, supervisor of the Landesliga Southeast, are applying to succeed Koch.

Guests of honor at the 26th Ordinary Association Day will include DFB President Bernd Neuendorf, the Bavarian Interior and Sports Minister Joachim Herrmann (65, CSU) and the coach of the third division team TSV 1860 MunichMichael Köllner (52), expected.

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