Money Tönnies steps down as head of the supervisory board
Is it getting tight for Tönnies on Schalke?
The immense corona outbreak at the meat processor Tönnies in Rheda is currently causing a lot of hype around the CEO Clemens Tönnies. That could in turn damage the image of FC Schalke 04. And there is the question: will it be tight there for the chairman of the supervisory board? © picture alliance Is heavily criticized: Schalke boss Clemens Tönnies. Clemens Tönnies stepped in front of the TV cameras almost at the same time as FC Schalke's game against VfL Wolfsburg on Saturday to take a stand.
The era of Clemens Tönnies on Schalke has ended. The controversial head of the supervisory board resigns from the football Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04, which is in sporting and economic difficulties.
The Revierclub confirmed corresponding reports from the "Bild" newspaper and the "Kicker" after a regular supervisory board meeting. "We know how difficult it was for him to make this decision, so we deserve our utmost respect," said sports director Jochen Schneider and marketing director Alexander Jobst in a joint statement. In it, both referred to the merits of Tönnies, who had recently been heavily criticized.
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«It has always been an honor for me to be able to serve this large club for over a quarter of a century. And it fills me with gratitude and some pride that the members have confirmed me again and again as a member of the supervisory board. Of course, I will stay connected to FC Schalke 04 for a lifetime, »wrote Tönnies himself in his resignation request to the club.
A 64-year-old meat entrepreneur had a corona outbreak in his company. It was only on Saturday, parallel to the last game of the season, that Schalke demonstrated at 0: 4 at SC Freiburg around 1000 fans on the club grounds against the mighty Schalke boss.
Tönnies has been a member of the club's supervisory body since 1994 and has chaired it since 2001. During this time Schalke won three cups, five times runner-up and played ten times in the Champions League. In the end, however, the sporting and economic problems became bigger and bigger. Schalke almost relegated in the 2018/2019 season. In the season that has just ended, the club dreamed of returning to the European Cup after coaching David Wagner, but crashed abruptly in the back series.
Arminia Bielefeld ends Tönnies partnership
Bundesliga promoted Arminia Bielefeld will end the partnership with the meat company Tönnies after the big Corona outbreak there, the football club confirmed on request. © Photo: picture alliance / dpa Arminia Bielefeld will end the partnership with the meat company Tönnies.
After 16 games without a win, Schalke only ended the season in 12th place. Even before the Corona crisis, liabilities grew to almost EUR 200 million. In its emergency, the club is said to have applied for a guarantee from the state of North Rhine-Westphalia to ensure its continued existence.
There was also the annoyance about Tönnies, which discharged itself more and more violently. At the entrance to the old Schalker Glückaufkampfbahn, a banner with the inscription: "No exploiters at S04 - Tönnies Raus!" And on a bridge and on the construction fence of the old park stadium there were posters with identical cancellation requests. And: «No racists at Schalke!»
Last year Tönnies angered the majority of fans with controversial statements about Africans. These had been interpreted as racist.
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