US News Düsseldorf's real coup: Allofs opens many doors for Fortuna

19:20  26 september  2020
19:20  26 september  2020 Source:   sport1.de

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The message comes as a surprise, but is to be rated as a real coup. Fortuna Düsseldorf's most important entry of the summer does not score goals for the relegated Bundesliga. But Klaus Allofs will help the red-whites enormously in many areas.

Der wichtigste Neuzugang der Düsseldorfer: Klaus Allofs als neuer Vorstand. © Getty Images The most important addition to the Düsseldorf team: Klaus Allofs as the new board member.

It had recently disappeared from the scene a little, which is one of the reasons why the report caused a stir. Klaus Allofs joins his parent club Fortuna Düsseldorf as a board member, full-time responsible for football and development as well as communication.

Sporty hero from earlier Fortuna days and a lot of know-how

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With this, the Bundesliga relegated person secures important sporting know-how at his management level. Allofs, previously managing director at Werder Bremen and VfL Wolfsburg and well networked in the industry, will use his contacts to stabilize the 1979 and 1980 cup winners and initiate further development.

In the great days of the Red-Whites during the 70s and 80s, the Düsseldorf-born striker was an important part of the Fortuna team as a successful striker. The fans of the club associate him with great sporting feats such as reaching the finals in the 1979 European Cup Winners' Cup.

More often in conversation - now the moment fits.

A return of Allofs to his parent club has often been discussed, in whatever capacity. Apparently the right time has now come for both sides to work together successfully.

surprise in Düsseldorf: Fortuna appoints Klaus Allofs as the new board member

 surprise in Düsseldorf: Fortuna appoints Klaus Allofs as the new board member

The 1980 European champions made a name for themselves in Bremen and Wolfsburg as a shrewd manager with a keen eye for players who help his clubs advance. The former national player is popular and recognized because of his pleasant and reserved manner and will open many doors for Fortuna. He likes to work in the background and does not push himself into public, but is not afraid of making clear statements and always takes a clear position.

In the background with a clear opinion

With Klaus Allofs in a leadership role, Fortuna Düsseldorf is also repositioning itself in the nationwide view. Its installation should also encourage other sponsors and patrons to get involved with Fortuna. Not to mention his purely athletic expertise, which of course sports director Uwe Klein will also use.

Ultimately, Fortuna's CEO Thomas Röttgermann will also benefit from this summer commitment. He prefers to work in the background anyway and won't mind the fact that Klaus Allofs is now seen in the public eye as the most important face of Fortuna.

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