Sport "He closed the door himself": Funkel return is not an issue at Fortuna

23:07  09 july  2020
23:07  09 july  2020 Source:   sport1.de

Dieter Nuhr comments on Fortuna's game in Berlin

 Dieter Nuhr comments on Fortuna's game in Berlin Düsseldorf. Commentator André Scheidt will receive prominent support from comedian Dieter Nuhr for the game of Fortuna Düsseldorf at Union Berlin on Saturday. The reactions of the followers were not particularly positive. © Henning Kaiser cabaret artist Dieter Nuhr. comedian Dieter Nuhr will act as a guest commentator in the audio stream of the Fortuna app on Saturday. In addition to stadium spokesman André Scheidt, he will comment on the game of the last game of Fortuna at Union Berlin.

Friedhelm Funkel had recently come into play for a return at Fortuna Düsseldorf. However, nothing will come of a renewed commitment.

Zuletzt vermehrt als TV-Experte im Einsatz: Friedhelm Funkel. © imago images Most recently used as a TV expert: Friedhelm Funkel.

After a conversation with Funkel, Fortuna's chairman of the supervisory board, Björn Borgerding, told Rheinische Post: "He closed the door himself. He is not available." In the end it had sounded different. At the end of June, Funkel had been thinking aloud about a return to the relegation - whatever it was. "In certain circumstances, I would be willing to get involved with Fortuna again," he said at the time.

A re-entry as head coach was not up for debate anyway after the club had committed itself early on to Funkel's successor Uwe Rösler for the 2nd division. "That was out of the question for us," said sports director Uwe Klein last. But Funkel will not work for the Düsseldorfers in another position either. "He will not play a role in Fortuna," said Borgerding.

The conversation with Funkel had already been announced by Thomas Röttgermann, chairman of the board at F95, after public comments from the coach who had been on leave in January had recently caused more irritation when it came to running the club. In this conversation, attempts were made to review the past few months, and "opinions were given," Borgerding reported. However, the head of the supervisory board also emphasized the mutual appreciation of the two parties.

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© TF-Images / Getty Images Bernard Tekpetey wants to get out of Düsseldorf as soon as possible Ghanaian Bernard Tekpetey played only a minor role in the relegation of Fortuna Düsseldorf in the past season from the Bundesliga . Apparently the 22-year-old has little desire for games in the 2. Bundesliga and none at all for the coach Uwe Rösler. However, leaving will not be easy. Striker Bernard Tekpetey was used for Düsseldorf only nine times last season, only once over the full 90 minutes.

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