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Liverpool forced to cancel friendly match

After today’s announcement of the Premier League fixture schedule, Champions League winners Liverpool have had to cancel to planned friendly against Schalke 04, which was due to take place on the 6th August. The two clubs have agreed to attempt to carry out the fixture in 2020.

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S04 loan right-back Jonjoe Kenny from Everton FC

Newcomer from the Premier League: FC Schalke 04 have signed right-back Jonjoe Kenny on loan from Everton for the upcoming 2019/20 season. The 22-year-old (15th March 1997) came through the youth system at Everton and has made 14 appearances for England U21s. Kenny’s contract with Everton currently runs until the summer of 2022. The defender will remain with England at the U21 Euros before joining Schalke’s pre-season later on in the summer.

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FC Schalke 04 re-sign Bernard Tekpetey

After a very successful season for SC Paderborn 07 in the 2. Bundesliga, FC Schalke 04 have activated a buy-back clause to re-sign Bernard Tekpetey from the newly promoted Bundesliga side. Tekpetey scored ten goals and provided six assists in 32 appearances in eastern Westphalia to help Paderborn secure back-to-back promotions. The Ghanaian will rejoin the Royal Blues on 1st July 2019 and the club hierarchy are currently discussing his sporting future at the club.

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Jonas Carls receives professional contract until June 30th 2022

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Schalke extend contract with Michael Langer until June 30th 2021

He’s staying for further two years amongst the goalkeeping ranks of the Royal Blues. Schalke has extended Michael Langer’s contract until June 30th, 20221. In 2017, the Austrian was made the Royal Blues’ third choice keeper.

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Michael Reschke named technical director at FC Schalke 04

The club’s new management setup is taking shape, with Michael Reschke set to take on the newly created role of technical director from 1st June 2019. He has agreed a three-year contract running until 30th June 2022. His tasks will include restructuring the first-team scouting department and squad planning.

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David Wagner becomes new head coach of Schalke 04

The Royal Blues have appointed a new head coach for the upcoming season: a highly motivated David Wagner. The 47-year-old (born: 19th October 1971) has signed a three year contract with Schalke 04 until the summer of 2022. Wagner had been head coach of Premier League outfit Huddersfield Town until January this year.

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Schalke condemns distasteful fan banner

During Saturday's (27.04) derby win in Dortmund, a distasteful fan banner was displayed in the Schalke block. The board of FC Schalke 04 would like to make the following statement:

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Nabil Bentaleb sent to train with the U23s again

The midfielder will train with the Royal Blues’ U23s side until further notice.

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Mark Uth out for rest of season

The striker will miss out on the rest of the season after picking up an adductor injury during the DFB-Pokal quarterfinal against Werder Bremen on 3 April.

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Nabil Bentaleb will return to first team training

After three weeks out, Nabil Bentaleb will return to first team training from Tuesday.

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Home-grown talent Nassim Boujellab signs professional contract with Schalke

Nassim Boujellab is the latest product of Schalke’s youth academy to make the jump into the club’s first team. The 19-year-old’s first professional contract with Schalke will run until 30 June 2022, as his current contract was due to run out at the end of the 2018-19 season.

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S04 to be without Mark Uth for the time being

Mark Uth picked up picked up an adductor injury in the latter stages of the DFB Pokal quarter-final defeat to Werder Bremen on Wednesday (03/04/19).He underwent an MRI scan on the day after the game. Further inspections will be made on Friday in Munich.

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Guido Burgstaller signs a contract extension until 2022

Guido Burgstaller never stops running or giving his all for the Royal Blues – and that will be the case for the next few years still: FC Schalke 04 have extended Guido Burgstaller’s contract until 30th June, 2022, after his current deal was due to expire in 2020.

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Huub Stevens: It’s the only way

Despite losing 2-0 to Sevilla in Friday’s Antonio Puerta Trophy, Huub Stevens wasn’t downbeat about the way his side played. “It’s a pity that we couldn’t reward ourselves for a solid performance,” said the Schalke coach.

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Trofeo Antonio Puerta: 13 first-team players and eight academy players in Schalke squad

FC Schalke have been invited to face FC Sevilla on Friday (22/3, 20:45 CET) for the ‘Trofeo Antonio Puerta’. The match in the Estadio Ramón Sánchez-Pizjuán is a great honour for the Knappen and it also gives new head coach Huub Stevens the chance to test his players against a strong side after his first full training week in charge.

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From Coke to Rakitic - Six players who have played for both Schalke and Sevilla

FC Schalke 04 and Sevilla have not only been linked by a fan friendship since their two matches in the 2006 UEFA Cup semi-finals. Half a dozen players have played for both clubs. Schalke04.de has a look over the six players.

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Dental operation: Burgstaller will not meet up with the Austria squad

Guido Burgstaller cannot join up with the Austria squad for the upcoming international fixtures against Poland and Israel.

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Disciplinary action taken against Nabil Bentaleb

Nabil Bentaleb has been dropped to the U23s due to disciplinary reasons.

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Schalke 04 relieve Domenico Tedesco of his duties

Jochen Schneider had announced that the board were to meet and analyse Schalke 04’s current sporting situation. They came to the following decision: Head coach Domenico Tedesco and assistant coach Peter Perchtold have been relieved of their duties with immediate effect. Seppo Eichkorn, who joined the coaching team after the winter break, will return to his position as head scout.