Oliver Ruhnert has been managing director of the Bundesliga soccer club 1. FC Union Berlin since 2018. After the past season, he gave up the position and will only be active there as a talent scout in the future. As has now become known, Ruhnert is also switching to the Sahra Wagenknecht alliance.

Oliver Ruhnert was previously active in the Left Party as parliamentary group leader in the Iserlohn city council, but now he is apparently switching to the Sahra Wagenknecht alliance. “Spiegel” first reported this. Accordingly, an application for membership has already been submitted and should now be accepted.

“With Oliver Ruhnert we have gained a top man. “He knows how to get promoted to the Bundesliga, prevail there and take on the big, supposedly overpowering opponents,” said Sahra Wagenknecht happily to “Spiegel”. According to the BSW boss, her party could benefit from this.

Whether and what task the former Union managing director should take on in the alliance Sahra Wagenknecht is currently still completely open.