Huub Stevens elected into board of directors at AGM
In 1997, he won the UEFA Cup with the Royal Blues. In 2001 and 2002, Schalke won the DFB-Pokal under his reign. He was voted Schalke’s head coach of the century in 1999. Now, Huub Stevens becomes part of Schalke’s board of directors.
The Dutchman becomes part of the club’s boardroom with immediate effect. The 64-year-old was voted in with an overwhelming majority. He is joined by Moritz Dörnemann and the duo will replace Dr. Andreas Horn and Thomas Wiese whose time in office have come to an end.
Over 9,000 members were present in the VELTINS Arena to look back at the past season for Germany’s second largest football club. The likes of Clemens Tönnies, Alexander Jobst and Peter Peters also looked ahead to the future and what was to come for FC Schalke 04.
Clemens Tönnies emphasised how the Knappen have to be courageous. Schalke’s board are staying grounded but remain ambitious. “If we take on the likes of Liverpool or Madrid, or head to Paris or Vienna… we want FC Schalke 04 to perform on the international stage like they have done domestically this season: With courage, authenticity and success,” said the chairman.
Christian Heidel, who was full of praise for Domenico Tedesco’s side, had positive news to add to events. Club captain Ralf Fährmann and defender Matija Nastasic have extended their contracts at the club until 2022. The sporting director highlighted in his speech that Schalke are not only investing in players but infrastructure too as seen by the construction of the training facilities. “We’re preparing for the future of FC Schalke 04,” reported the 55-year-old.
Alexander Jobst presented some positive news. “Compared with last year, we’ve increased our marketing income by eight million Euros and go into next season with 96 million Euros acquired from sponsoring and merchandise,” stated the Marketing Director. He also explained that he is attempting to restructure the organisation so that the club retains its success. To do that, Jobst’s contract has been extended until 2024.
Peter Peters provided a financial summary of the past year fort he club, Since 2014, S04 have made on average 11 million Euros a year profit. Next year, the Royal Blues will have paid off the final instalment for the VELTINS Arena. „Then the Arena belongs to us. It’s a great achievement.“ S04 will continue to invest in the stadium so that it retains its state-of-art feel. Additionally, Peters presented the club’s construction plans for the ‘Berger Feld’. Peters added: “We’re building towards the future of FC Schalke 04 and are making the club’s facilities fit for the future.”
After the committee’s reports, the sporting director and board of directors were given a vote of confidence from its members and, in just under 04 hours, the club’s AGM ended with the tradition of singing the club’s song.