The possible return of Ralf Rangnick to the designated Bundesliga relegated Schalke 04 is more concrete. S04 confirmed on Monday the dpathat the supervisory board had contacted Rangnicks advisor.
“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,” said Schalke.
Again kicker reports, the initially skeptical supervisory board around boss Dr. Jens Buchta want to have a conversation with the former coach of the Royal Blues on Monday. No member of the committee considered a comeback from Rangnick to Schalke “basically a bad thought,” it said. However, Rangnicks advisor Marc Kosicke agreed to the alleged meeting Sport1: “I dont know anything.”
According to the image Rangnick has already signed a letter of intent with a rescuer group (consisting of influential Schalke players from business and politics). Accordingly, he would work for an annual salary of around one million euros. The dismissed sports director Jochen Schneider had collected the same amount.
The 62-year-old is under discussion as the new sports director. The task should stimulate him himself, the majority of the fans would welcome his return and a new beginning at management level. Since Friday evening, over 45,000 Schalkers have voted in an online petition for this step. The supervisory board is said to have favored sports director Markus Krösche from RB Leipzig, who publicly refused on Sunday.
Ralf Rangnick probably not a candidate for the DFB
Rangnick’s comeback is supported by a group that wants to completely reorganize Schalke. This would also include the outsourcing of the professional department and a new appointment to the management level. In the course of this, the entire board is supposed to be replaced.
The developments at Schalke also make Rangnick’s job at the DFB, who is looking for a new national coach from summer, less likely. A report from FAZ According to the association is not interested in working with Rangnick anyway. At Sky he had recently said: “It’s a job that leaves no one in Germany indifferent. Basically, I can imagine anything.”