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Sports Schalke chairman quits after winless run and virus cases

18:27  30 june  2020
18:27  30 june  2020 Source:   msn.com

resignation at Schalke 04: Clemens Tönnies bends to the pressure

 resignation at Schalke 04: Clemens Tönnies bends to the pressure According to media reports, Chairman of the Supervisory Board Clemens Tönnies resigns from the Bundesliga club Schalke 04. After the Corona outbreak in his meat company and other misconduct, the criticism had been massive. © picture-alliance / SvenSimon / E. Kremser Provided by Deutsche Welle The powerful Chairman of the Supervisory Board Clemens Tönnies is stepping down from his posts at the traditional Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 with immediate effect.

a stadium full of people © Provided by The Canadian Press

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany — Schalke chairman Clemens Tönnies stepped down Tuesday following unrest among fans because of the German soccer club's lengthy winless run and an outbreak of coronavirus at a slaughterhouse owned by his company.

Tönnies leaves after 26 years on the board of the Bundesliga club and 19 as chairman.

In a statement, Schalke and some of its board members praised Tönnies for his passion for the club and his role in developing the stadium and youth facilities. The statement did not say why Tönnies had chosen to step down.

A group of up to 1,500 Schalke fans formed a human chain to protest against club management ahead of the final game of the season on Saturday. That 4-0 loss to Freiburg marked Schalke's 16th straight Bundesliga game without a win.

A coronavirus outbreak in and around a slaughterhouse operated by Tönnies' family business led to German authorities imposing fresh lockdown measures on the local area last week.

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Schalke coach Wagner announces comprehensive analysis .
© FIROFIROSID David Wagner has been without a win with Schalke for 14 games Gelsenkirchen (SID) - coach David Wagner from the tumbling Bundesliga club Schalke 04 has announced a comprehensive analysis of the current crisis and at the same time his Team defended against criticism.

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