Gordon told Sports Illustrated: "Analytically, [Dortmund] stacked up very well relative to expected performance. I called Jürgen. We had an extraordinary conversation, and it was pretty clear to me by the time I hung up that he was the right person.
"We arranged a meeting in New York City, had a lengthy discussion late one night and the following day, and it was very straightforward. This was the perfect choice."
Gordon added, “I spent 30 years as an investor speaking to some of the best CEOs in the world, and Jürgen is right up there with them. If he wasn't managing a football club, he could be managing a Fortune 500 company."