FC Schalke 04, news and rumors: S04 is allegedly looking for an appointment to meet Ralf Rangnick

There are allegedly further approaches between FC Schalke 04 and Ralf Rangnick. Meanwhile, S04 is allegedly looking at Genki Haraguchi. Here you can find all the news and rumors about Schalke 04.

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Despite the power struggle within the club at Schalke 04, talks are apparently to be held with Ralf Rangnick about a potential return of the 62-year-old sports official. According to information from image supervisory board chairman Jens Buchta is in contact with the people around Rangnick, allegedly the two parties are looking for a date for a meeting.

From the official club side it was said on Monday afternoon across from the dpa: “The FC Schalke 04 supervisory board has already contacted Ralf Rangnick’s advisor. We will not provide any further information at this point in time.” Rangnick himself should not be averse to a commitment in Gelsenkirchen, but according to information from SPOX and Goal there have not yet been any concrete talks or negotiations.

A “secret group” made up of influential Schalke supporters from business and politics, which allegedly wants to install Rangnick in the Royal Blues, is said to be Buchta image Have promised cooperation and support during the talks with Rangnick. The latter, however, was about to come to an agreement with Leipzig’s sports director Markus Krösche and accused the Rangnick group of “club-damaging” behavior.

Schalke 04 is looking for a date for Rangnick meetings

Regardless of the quarrels at the management level, the sporting plans for the coming season continue at Schalke. As the image reported the Royal Blues have their eyes on Genki Haraguchi. The 29-year-old’s contract with Hannover 96 expires after the season, so it would be available for free.

In Hanover, those responsible allegedly expect the attacking midfielder to leave. “We all know it will of course be difficult to keep such a good player,” said coach Kenan Kocak.

The Japanese moved from Hertha BSC to Hanover in 2018 for 4.5 million euros. In the current season he came in 24 second division games on five goals and six assists.

Felix Magath has criticized the club leadership of Schalke 04 during his time as a coach at the Royal Blues. “In my case, I had the impression that the club management was not committed to sporting success with all their might,” said the 67-year-old in an interview with the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.

“You almost insisted on making ends meet economically. That could lead to conflicts with the coach,” continued Magath, who worked as Schalke coach from 2009 to 2011. As a specific example, he cited the move from Manuel Neuer to FC Bayern Munich in the summer of 2011.

Ex-Schalke trainer Felix Magath talks about his time at S04

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