Corona-clauses and guarantee: Schalke 04 prepare for pandemic consequences

Schalke 04 in its contracts Corona-clauses with an automatic waiver of Salary in the event of a pandemic. "We will implement the same. This applies not only to

Corona-clauses and guarantee: Schalke 04 prepare for pandemic consequences

Schalke 04 in its contracts Corona-clauses with an automatic waiver of Salary in the event of a pandemic. "We will implement the same. This applies not only to players of the professional team, but also the U-23 or employees in the Staff,“ said sporting Director Jochen Schneider the sports information service. This applies to new contracts and contract extensions.

The heavily indebted club was like most of the other clubs with players, with a voluntary waiver of Salary for the past season. The monthly discharge in million range should help the liquidity in the Corona, forced to save a break. A week ago, Schneider had already announced to want to because of the in the new season, the threat of loss of revenue due to no or less viewers a "compromise on a further waiver of Salary" to achieve.

guarantee issue in the Finance Committee

Meanwhile, is now confirmed officially that Schalke have requested the state government a guarantee of 31.5 million Euro for a loan of a total of 35 million euros. The findings of a confidential submission to the government for the financial Committee of the Parliament, which is present the German press Agency. On the application is not decided accordingly.

As the Ministry of Finance is executing in the template, is a football club in the first or second League "fundamentally a commercial enterprise within the meaning of the guarantee guidelines" and is entitled so request. Further applications are not available at present. Reports on a request, Schalke had not commented on the state government so far and on the confidentiality of such transactions referred to.

Single line in viewer return

sports Board cutter, a uniform return of the spectators in all stadiums in favour, meanwhile. "It would be for a lot of people simply do not understand why a League site, for example, viewers will be allowed and another not," said Schneider. "I hope, therefore, that a uniform line will be implemented."

The Fans Cheer, Sing and cry to say, as from the Saxon health Minister Petra Köpping (SPD) demanded to keep the Schalke-Manager for "complete reality. These emotions are what football is about, we have no Opera audience. Maybe the mouth-nose cover or part of the solution, so that Fans can support their team loudly, and the risk of infection is nevertheless kept as low as possible. We have become accustomed by now to Wear a mask, be it in the train or when shopping.“ He long for "the day that finally the Fans in the stadiums can come".

Updated Date: 10 July 2020, 08:20

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