On Tuesday, we saw the reports linking Bayern Munich assistant coach Miroslav Klose to Fortuna Düsseldorf, but now that story has another angle — Hermann “Tiger” Gerland would conceivably join Klose should the 2014 World Cup winner take the helm for the Rheinländers:
The “Express” reported Tuesday alleged Fortuna interest in world champion Klose, who is leaving as an assistant coach in Munich. Allegedly, he should be in the package with the legendary Bayern assistant Hermann Gerland (66) in the Fortuna focus.
But what would become of current Fortuna Düsseldorf manager Uwe Rösler? Rösler’s contract with the club expires at the end of next month — which would seemingly pave the way for an easy transition from the current boss to Klose should Fortuna Düsseldorf decide not to offer Rösler a contract extension. Bild added more context as to what could happen:
(Tuesday) the board and Rösler sat together for around 2 hours, analyzing the season.
Sporting director Uwe Klein: “We spoke, but there is still no result. We’ll talk again after the last game. We have a clear roadmap. We talked about it openly. If there is something to report, we will do it.”
BILD knows: Monday there will be the 2nd conversation with Rösler. Then the coach jets off on vacation in Mallorca and will only be able to be reached by phone and will be difficult to reach — Rösler wants to relax.
If a deal with Klose is going to happen, it would seem as if Fortuna Düsseldorf will know by next Monday when it hosts once again.
Either way, people are getting excited about the prospect of Klose making the jump to Fortuna Düsseldorf, including former Fortuna goalkeeper Georg Koch.
“When I heard that Miro was leaving Bavaria, I immediately thought of Fortuna because Klaus Allofs is back there now,” said Koch (per Bild). “I think he has a plan. And he knows Miro — also as a person. The two appreciate each other.”