SPort executive Lutz Pfannenstiel plans to leave Fortuna Düsseldorf at the end of the season, according to a report by the “Bild” newspaper. The 46-year-old asked the supervisory board of the Bundesliga club for private reasons to cancel his contract.
According to the newspaper, manager Uwe Klein could succeed Pfannenstiel. The association initially did not want to comment on request.
Three months after Sparkle’s discharge
The Fortuna had separated from trainer Friedhelm Funkel at the end of January. Pfannenstiel, who was considered one of the veteran’s greatest critics, then defended the decision.
“Every now and then you have to make unpopular decisions – detached from emotions, even if the conversation with Friedhelm Funkel was very emotional,” he said. The former goalkeeper has been sports director in Düsseldorf since December 2018.