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Ben Manga joins FC Schalke 04

The Royal Blues have bolstered their sporting management team with the addition of Ben Manga, who has become the new director of squad planning, scouting and the Knappenschmiede youth academy. Manga has signed a long-term contract at the club and will be responsible for Schalke’s senior and youth teams alongside sporting director Marc Wilmots with immediate effect. Both Manga and Wilmots will report directly to Schalke CEO, Matthias Tillmann.

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Gerald Asamoah to leave Schalke 04 at the end of the season

Gerald Asamoah will leave FC Schalke 04 at the end of the current season. The first-team manager and the Royal Blues’ board came to an agreement. The position of “first-team manager” will no longer be required for the new season as a result of the necessary internal restructuring. Gerald Asamoah’s contract, which expires in June 2024, will not be extended for this reason. He will work towards a smooth transition within the first-team set-up together with the club until the end of the season.

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The football world in mourning: Franz Beckenbauer has passed away aged 78

He was one of the all-time greats. Quite a few people say that he was the best German player of all time: Franz Beckenbauer was a legend – as a player, coach and ambassador for the sport. The “Kaiser” passed away aged 78 on Sunday (7.1.), with the football world losing a man who many people would like to remember for many years to come.

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Marc Wilmots appointed new sporting director of FC Schalke 04

FC Schalke 04 have appointed Marc Wilmots as their new sporting director, as part of a restructuring of the club’s sporting management team. The 54-year-old Belgian put pen to paper on a long-term deal on Wednesday (3/1). André Hechelmann will take up the newly-created role of technical director.

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Matthias Tillmann assumes role of CEO

FC Schalke 04 have kicked off the new year with a big change at the top level of the club, as Matthias Tillmann has taken up the position of Schalke’s new CEO. Tillmann and Christina Rühl-Hamers now form the governing body of the club.

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S04 and Peter Knäbel agree to mutually end contract as board member for sport

FC Schalke 04 and Peter Knäbel, in his position as board member for sport, have mutually agreed to end his contract at the club with immediate effect, after it was set to run until 30th June 2024. Following a decision by the supervisory board, Knäbel will also be relieved of his responsibilities as a board member as of 1st January 2024. The 57-year-old will retain a role as a consultant for the Royal Blues until 30th June.

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Peter Knäbel set to leave FC Schalke 04 on his own terms at the end of the 2023/24 season

In a personal meeting, Peter Knäbel, board member for sport, informed FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04’s supervisory board that he will not seek another term on the board and that he will be leaving the club at the end of the current season.

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Matthias Tillmann to be new CEO of FC Schalke 04

The supervisory board of the FC Gelsenkirchen-Schalke 04 e.V. has made an important decision for the future for the club and appointed Matthias Tillmann as their new CEO, effective from 1st January 2024. From that date, the 39-year-old will have the strategic overall responsibility within the board and in the sales, marketing, communication, digital, fan, sustainability, events and safety departments.

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Baumgartl to train with U23s and handed a monetary fine after breaking conduct rules

Following the 3-1 defeat at FC St. Pauli (23/9), Timo Baumgartl made comments in an interview with TV broadcaster Sky that went against the club’s code of conduct. On Sunday (24/9), the centre-back was informed of the consequences of his actions by the club’s management team.

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Benedikt Höwedes named S04 honorary captain

Benedikt Höwedes has been named as an FC Schalke 04 honorary captain. The long-serving Royal Blue defender became the tenth player to be awarded the honour during Saturday’s (17/06) AGM for club members.

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André Hechelmann: We've got down to work straight away

Just a few minutes after it was announced that André Hechelmann was to become FC Schalke 04’s new sporting director, the 38-year-old completed his first order of business. At his official presentation at the VELTINS-Arena on Friday (2nd June), Hechelmann was pleased to confirm that Simon Terodde was going to stay at S04. Even before this, he was involved in extending both Marcin Kaminski’s and Henning Matriciani’s contracts.

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Christina Rühl-Hamers agrees long-term extension with FC Schalke 04

The FC Schalke 04 supervisory board have agreed an early contract extension with Christina Rühl-Hamers, board member for finance, personnel and legal matters. The control committee unanimously came to a decision to continue the collaboration during their final ordinary meeting of 2022 on Thursday (15/12).