FC Schalke 04 Faces Consequences: Sports Directors Disempowered and Professionals Muzzled

FC Schalke 04 is apparently threatened with further drastic consequences given the disastrous sporting situation in the 2nd Bundesliga.

As “Bild” reports, there are whispers in the club’s environment that sports director Peter Knäbel and sports director André Hechelmann will be disempowered and will no longer be entrusted with signing new signings in view of the coming winter transfer period.

It is said that growing doubts about the already difficult duo fueled these mind games.

The new CEO Matthias Tillmann could implement the demotion of Knäbel and Hechelmann. The 39-year-old will not officially take up his position at Schalke until January 1st, but he is already expected to be heavily involved behind the scenes.

Curious: Instead of Knäbel and Hechelmann, the new coach Karel Geraerts, who was only hired around two weeks ago, could be responsible for squad planning in January, according to the report. The S04 lost their first competitive game under Geraerts’ direction last weekend 3-0 at Karlsruher SC.

FC Schalke 04 muzzles professionals

The first measure after the debacle was that the club management muzzled the professionals.

As “WAZ” reported, all interview requests for individual actors were rejected. At the training ground, the S04 players were also not available in the mixed zone for discussions with the journalists on site, as usual.

Background: Schalke now wants to focus entirely on sport. The professionals should give the answers on the pitch and no longer on the microphone for the time being.

After ten matchdays, the Royal Blues are in 16th place in the table with just seven points. The table shows “the sporting reality. At this moment it is all about reducing the points gap to the non-relegation places,” Knäbel recently told the “WAZ”.

2023-10-26 18:47:00
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