“I have a very good connection with Aki Watzke, we exchange views on all important topics,” Kahn was quoted by the Bild newspaper. “Of course Bayern will take responsibility for German football in this difficult phase.”
In which way the club would take responsibility “is up to Bayern,” he added, not giving further details.
The DFL is in crisis mode after managing director Donata Hopfen has decided to leave earlier this week after just one year in charge because of “different ideas about the future strategic direction of the company.”
On Thursday, it was announced that Eintracht Frankfurt spokesperson Axel Hellmann and Freiburg financial manager Oliver Leki are to lead the DFL on an interim basis.
However, during a news conference, Watzke called for solidarity in overcoming this “difficult situation” in German football and asked for the cooperation from Kahn.
“The easiest way to get involved, especially with the DFL, is to run for office. That helps. The simplest, most direct, uncomplicated solution would be for Oliver Kahn to run for the executive committee. Personally, I would be very happy about that,” he suggested.
Kahn has previously been criticized for taking too little interest in the DFL, but, speaking to broadcasters DAZN on Wednesday, Bayern president Herbert Hainer said the former goalkeeper will be more involved with the league in the future.