New task in the old homeland? At least Rudi Völler doesn’t want to rule out anything before he leaves the management of Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen after the end of the season. “Back to the roots? That’s what I learned: You should never say never,” he said in an interview with the Süddeutsche Zeitung. Two years ago he said: “I might do something crazy and become president of the Kickers.”
From 1977 to 1980 Völler played for the then second division club from Offenbach and made his debut for Kickers at the age of 17. The 1990 World Champion, born in Hanau, Hesse, will stop as sporting director in Leverkusen in the summer and will remain active on the supervisory board for the time being.
But he wants to withdraw from the front row for the time being: “Let’s see. I’m 62, the job here is a good solution for now.” In his free time, Völler is particularly looking forward to being able to watch a lot more football. “It’s really a dream for me, a pleasure. Sometimes I exaggerate a bit when I watch two games at the same time, but what can I do? I just like watching football.”