Schalke 04, news and rumors: Ralf Rangnick should earn that as the new sports director

After the first conversation between the Schalke supervisory board and Ralf Rangnick’s advisor, the first framework conditions leaked out. Also: Matthew Hoppe caused a stir because of a tweet. Here you can find all the news and rumors about S04.

Here are the news and rumors from March 18th.

Ralf Rangnick is still open to returning to Schalke 04. As the bottom of the table announced on Thursday, a “constructive discussion about a possible engagement” of the former coach at Schalke took place. “This conversation was open and trusting. We discussed the framework conditions for a possible cooperation in detail. We then agreed to continue the talks,” said Jens Buchta and Peter Lange in a joint statement for the Schalke supervisory board and Rangnicks management.

In addition to the competencies that Rangnick is to receive, the talks also dealt with questions of salary. According to the imageNewspaper, the Rangnick deal should cost Schalke twelve million euros in five years.

Accordingly, the 62-year-old would collect one million euros in his first year, like his predecessor Jochen Schneider, after which his salary would increase to 2.75 million euros. In Leipzig, on the other hand, he is said to have received 4.5 million euros a year.

Schalke 04: Ralf Rangnick should earn that as the new sports director

Rangnick himself should be present at a second meeting. An agreement may then already be achieved.

Next interference with the Royal Blues: A tweet, which was allegedly canceled by the mother of striker Matthew Hoppe, causes a stir via social media. In it, she fueled speculation about a summer transfer of the young attacker.

What happened? From the account “@ AnnaHoppe8” was on a post of Sports-Illustrated– Journalist Grant Wahl has responded. Wahl had written that, according to his information, the top Eredivisie clubs Ajax and PSV had entered the race for Hoppe and that several top clubs from England and Germany were also interested.

Said “AnnaHoppe8” replied: “Maybe he’ll get the ball there more often. I’m pretty sure that a lot of clubs are chasing him.” Statements that were not well received by Schalke fans online. A few hours after the tweet it was no longer available and the “@ AnnaHoppe8” account was deleted.

After the 0: 5 last weekend at VfL Wolfsburg, the mistakes were clearly addressed and analyzed internally. “When I look at the training week, I have 100 percent the feeling that the players want to do better. I hope that they will fire that out in the game against Gladbach,” said the 42-year-old.

For the upcoming opponent Grammozis had only warm words ready despite the negative streak: “Marco Rose is doing a fantastic job, even if the results of the last games were not that good.” The Gladbach team is “very well adjusted, and the club holds together even in the difficult situation”.

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