Schalke 04 chairman after 19 years after worst series in club history | Right away
Schalke 04 are said to be looking for a new chairman. Clemens Tönnies resigned as top boss on Tuesday after 19 years due to the dramatic sporting results of the last Bundesliga season.
Tönnies became chairman of Schalke in 2001. He led the Royal Blues to success in his early years with five second places in the Bundesliga and a three-time final victory in the DFB-Pokal.
However, Schalke have fallen into decline in recent years, with the low point last season. The team started the season well and initially fought for the top places in the Bundesliga, but in the winter it went downhill.
The seven-time champions have not won a single series in their last 16 league games (six draws and 10 losses), the worst streak in the club’s history.
Schalke finished 12th disappointingly but do not want to sack coach David Wagner. Sports director Jochen Schneider said last week that the club was “100 percent” behind the German.
Tönnies was under fire not only for Schalke’s appearance, but also because of a massive outbreak of the coronavirus recently at his meat factory in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. More than 1,500 of the 6,000 employees were infected.
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