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Sports resignation at Schalke 04: Clemens Tönnies bends to the pressure

18:31  30 june  2020
18:31  30 june  2020 Source:   dw.com

After resignation: Tönnies urgently advises Schalke to outsource

 After resignation: Tönnies urgently advises Schalke to outsource © FIROFIROSID Schalke 04: Tönnies speaks for outsourcing from Cologne (SID) - Clemens Tönnies still has the leadership of the troubled Bundesliga team one day after his resignation as CEO of Schalke 04 once urgently come to the planned outsourcing of the professional department. "Schalke 04 cannot avoid outsourcing for a positive future," Tönnies told the newspapers of the Funke media group on Wednesday.

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.

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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. The "Bild" newspaper and WDR report this in unison. The "image" refers to sources in the environment of the association. Tönnies was heavily criticized after more than 1,500 employees in his meat company were infected with the corona virus.

Tönnies-Aus: How the fans react

 Tönnies-Aus: How the fans react Clemens Tönnies clears the way for FC Schalke 04. The majority of the fans are relieved, some fans do not cry to Tönnies. © Imago Clemens Tönnies has resigned from FC Schalke 04 Clemens Tönnies has resigned from FC Schalke 04 . The reactions of the fans to the royal blue quake are different, but the majority of the supporters support Tönnies' step. "Today is a good day," writes the user "Haldenbiker" on Twitter, who also expresses "respect for Tönnies" because he has spared the club an ordeal.

The Schalke Ultra movement and many other fans had recently again intensively demanded the farewell of the multi-billion dollar meat manufacturer. At the time of the Schalke team's last away game last Saturday, there was a demonstration of the supporters around the hemic arena at Schalke, which complained of a decline in the values ​​of the club and demanded Tönnies' resignation.

Tönnies had also made a racist statement last August and had been reprimanded by the Schalke Honorary Council at the time. The entrepreneur then had to accept a three-month break. Tönnies has been Chairman of the Schalke Supervisory Board since 2001. He also sits on the Schalke Economic Committee and the Express Committee for sporting decisions. FC Schalke 04 was initially unavailable for comment.

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Handelsblatt: Schalke receives a state guarantee of around 40 million euros .
© AFPSIDSASCHA SCHUERMANN NRW granted Schalke 04 a 40 million euro guarantee Gelsenkirchen (SID) - The sporting and economically struggling Bundesliga club Schalke 04 apparently receives financial backing from the state of North Rhine -Westphalia. As the Handelsblatt reported on Monday, the government of Prime Minister Armin Laschet granted the miners who were indebted with 197 million euros a state guarantee of around 40 million euros. This should be made public on Wednesday.

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