2nd league D\u00fcsseldorf (dpa) - When he returned to his house membership after greater than 20 years, Klaus Allofs made no secret of his emotional state. "This is my membership, my house. I went to Flinger Broich with the flag as a boy, watched the video games there and received autographs from my future teammates," mentioned the 63-year-old, who is among the biggest personalities and representatives from Fortuna D\u00fcsseldorf applies. With his resolution to work as a member of the board on the way forward for the normal membership, the calls for within the surroundings and with him additionally develop. "Our main process is to awaken the potential at Fortuna. We are in a tough state of affairs with relegation to the second division and the coronavirus. Times. But a membership like Fortuna should have the ambition to play within the Bundesliga, "mentioned Allofs, who was as soon as the highest scorer within the Bundesliga and received the DFB Cup within the Fortuna jersey. "This process, which I've now taken on, can solely be performed at Fortuna, not at another membership," he emphasised. An essential level within the resolution was the friendship with the CEO Thomas R\u00f6ttgermann. Allofs had already labored with the membership boss at VfL Wolfsburg and had good experiences. "But that is not a buddy story," mentioned Allofs. "We had been at all times involved. Klaus Allofs is a D\u00fcsseldorf legend, no one stands for Fortuna greater than he does. I'm extraordinarily grateful that we discovered a method to contain him," mentioned R\u00f6ttgermann on Monday on the presentation of Allofs within the enterprise Club of the D\u00fcsseldorf Arena. Allofs, who made a relaxed and assured impression, emphasised that the crew idea was essential to him and that the discussions with sports activities director Uwe Klein had been additionally essential for his acceptance. "But all of us have to drag collectively, athletically and economically. That can solely be performed collectively," mentioned Allofs, the fourth member of the Fortuna board alongside R\u00f6ttgermann, Klein and Christian Koke (Marketing) liable for soccer and growth, communication and sustainability will likely be. "I see myself because the one who's liable for your entire soccer space. Uwe Klein will proceed to be very near the crew. He can discuss to me and I can provide him recommendation," mentioned Allofs, who would be the face of the membership sooner or later will likely be in public. This doesn't correspond to his level-headed and reserved nature. "But that may't be prevented from being within the headlines extra typically sooner or later." .