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Allofs set to leave Bremen - report

November 8, 2012
By Stephan Uersfeld, Germany Correspondent

Werder Bremen general manager Klaus Allofs could leave the club after 13 years and sign with VfL Wolfsburg.

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GettyImagesKlaus Allofs: Wolfsburg target

The Wolves have been looking for a new general manager ever since the sacking of Felix Magath in October and Allofs, who is on a contract which expires in 2015, is believed to be top of their list according to a report in kicker.

A Bremen board member told Die Welt: "We will not put any obstacles in his way, if he wants to leave." While Wolfsburg board member Stephan Gruhsem told Welt: "With his profile as general manager Klaus Allofs would certainly be a great man for every club."

Allofs arrived in Bremen in 1999 and, alongside coach Thomas Schaaf, helped the club to two German cup wins (2004, 2009) and one Bundesliga championship (2004). He also oversaw Bremen's successful Champions League years, qualifying five times in a row from 2004 onwards.

But Bremen entered into financial trouble after not qualifying for Europe twice. Earlier this week the club announced a record loss of €13.9 million with the turnover dropping by €24 million to €95.6 million.