Schalke 04 finished the competition in 12th place last weekend. The German club had consumed the corona break particularly badly and was unable to break the negative spiral of 2020.
In his last 16 league games, Schalke 04 was unable to win a single time.
The very bad results at the club of Benito Raman were worked out on chairman Clemens Tönnies, who was also not in the top slide with the fans.
With them there was a lot of grumbling about the attitude of the club for the refund of the tickets of the matches behind closed doors.
But Clemens Tönnies has even more kittens to flog. Tönnies has been controversial in Germany since a massive coronavirus outbreak occurred in his meat company.
This resulted in a lockdown in the district of Gütersloh, in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. The outbreak occurred at a site in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. There, more than 1,500 of the 6,000 employees were found to be infected.
“It was a very difficult decision,” said Tönnies. “But the company is undergoing a major crisis and the main task for me is to resolve this situation. However, I will have to put all my energy in there.”
Tönnies has served on the club’s board of directors since 1994 and chaired it since 2001.
He leaves a financial pit of nearly 200 million euros, while the financial future does not look very bright due to the consequences of the corona crisis.