After the end of his involvement with Bundesliga relegated Fortuna Düsseldorf, Lutz Pfannenstiel hires in the USA. In St. Louis, the former professional is to take over the development of the first division team.
Fortuna Düsseldorf’s former sports director Lutz Pfannenstiel is moving to the USA and is supposed to set up a club for Major League Soccer (MLS) in St. Louis. The 47-year-old Pfannenstiel will be the sporting director of the St. Louis SC franchise, which is due to join the MLS in 2023, and in this role will prepare the club for the MLS in all areas. Pfannenstiel had retired from the later Bundesliga relegated Düsseldorf before the end of the last season at his own request.
“Lutz will give our club an inestimable level of football competence to bring football in St. Louis to MLS level,” said club boss Carolyn Kindle Betz: “We can hardly wait for it to start and we can do it one of the best sports facilities in the country. “
Pfannenstiel was recently associated with Newcastle United or Besiktas Istanbul, among others. “But the opportunity to build this club from the ground up thrilled me,” said the Bavarian, who has played as a goalkeeper on every continent: “After I knew the owners and the idea of the project, it was clear to me: I want there I go. “