As Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Lagarde was able to futher expand her expertise on financial relations, he said.
However, in the interview with "Börsen-Zeitung" and "Handelsblatt", Wieland asked to take more economists into consideration for vacant positions in the ECB Governing Council: "For further recruitments in the upcoming months and years, it would be important to appoint more economists with experience in monetary policy again".
Börsen-Zeitung: "Was Top-Ökonomen über eine EZB-Präsidentin Lagarde denken" (€)
Handelsblatt: "Das Lagarde-Experiment"
FAZ: "Eine verpasste Chance für die EZB"