The new CEO Alexander Jobst and his management team will take office on Tuesday (February 1) at the second division football team Fortuna Düsseldorf, which is threatened with relegation. The Rhinelanders announced this on Sunday.
Originally, the 48-year-old, who had resigned his mandate as marketing director at Bundesliga relegated Schalke 04 last summer, was not scheduled to take over the management of the club until February 14.
Fortuna cited the sporting worries of the two-time cup winner as the reason for the changed schedule: “We are in a difficult phase in which we need clarity at all levels in order to be able to concentrate on the essentials. We wanted to start implementing the new -devised structure, because we now need a future-oriented view of Fortuna,” said Björn Borgerding, Chairman of the Supervisory Board.
Together with Jobst, ex-national player and Fortuna idol Klaus Allofs and Arnd Hovemann form the future board of the Rhinelanders.
Düsseldorf is in great danger of relegation in the lower house. After the first games of the second half of the season, Fortuna is only three points ahead of the relegation zone in 15th place.