A turning point: Schalke 04 announces massive savings

The person in charge of the FC Schalke 04 have shown the day after the resignation of Supervisory Board Chairman Clemens Tönnies humble and "massive savings"

A turning point: Schalke 04 announces massive savings

The person in charge of the FC Schalke 04 have shown the day after the resignation of Supervisory Board Chairman Clemens Tönnies humble and "massive savings" announced. "Today is a turning point for FC Schalke 04. A ’More so’ is there and there can't be,“ said Marketing Director Alexander Jobst, during a press conference on Wednesday. "In the past few months, Schalke 04 has given the Public a bad image. We have made mistakes, for which we must apologize.“

So Jobst for one, the extremely weak athletic back round, who had finished the Team of coach David Wagner, the twelfth, and on the other, the missteps in public Relations among other things in the meantime, the required hardness in the case of requests for ticket refunds said. "The responsibility we, the Board of Directors to carry, and we need to be careful to ensure that these things happen. We know that we have very playful a lot of trust and credibility.“

The financially already shattered the club have suffered through the Corona-crisis high losses. To be able to Schalke "with an economic reason in the future," lead, going down to the Personaletat and not the necessary investment, "the stop button". Therefore, it is also necessary, the sporting objectives for the coming "one, two, maybe three" seasons to adapt, said Jobst. The Reach of the European Cup was no longer an issue.

Silence of the country-guarantee

A salary cap of 2.5 million euros, confirmed by Jobst and sports Director Jochen Schneider is initially not directly. Both languages but of significant budget cuts also in the professional sector. "We need to impose policies to which we adhere," said Schneider, who also confirmed that with the team at the end of July a further partial waiver of content is spoken. "We cannot fail to reach the compromise," he said.

When asked about the alleged NRW-state guarantee for a Bank loan of up to EUR 40 million was made to the "obligation of secrecy". "We are subject to the period of Secrecy, and we will of course. We will communicate when we have established facts,“ said marketing Director Alexander Jobst on Wednesday. First of all, the Handelsblatt had reported of a 40-million-Euro volume. Schalke had completed the fiscal year 2019, with liabilities totalling 197 million euros. A spin-off of the professional division is still currently not an issue.

Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 07:20

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