Overath resigns as Cologne president

BY foxsports • November 13, 2011

Wolfgang Overath stepped down as president of Bundesliga club Cologne on Sunday.

Overath took office in 2004 and his current term was due to expire in 2013. He said last week that he would not run again. Two of his deputies also resigned from the board.

The 68-year-old is a former Cologne player who won the World Cup in 1974 with West Germany.

Overath told a club members' assembly that the ''work load had become too great'' in recent months. He said he was leaving the club in a good situation.

Cologne is 11th in the Bundesliga.

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