The Corona-cases in one’s own company are just the latest in a series of several bad news for Clemens Tönnies. The billionaire smaller and larger crises are not foreign. A Portrait.
In football, he no longer belongs to the dying, Yes, he is almost non-existent: The sole ruler of a club that can turn in the exercise and how he wants to, makes happy times either from the stomach or shoot from the hip and with itself completely in the Pure seems. He is often in the spotlight of the Public as his club, the sole ruler, at least tacitly. Gerhard Mayer-Vorfelder was the most famous representatives of this kind, the 2015 deceased, the CDU-politician was for 25 years President of VfB Stuttgart, and the possessive pronouns is to be understood here in the literal sense of the word. In addition, he was at times, among other things, the baden-württemberg Minister of Finance, later – from 2001 to 2006 – even the DFB President, two years of which in a double-top with Theo Zwanziger.
But “MV” was always due to various misconduct in the headlines. Times Mayer-Vorfelder made with a minimum of borderline statements for discussion, and then again with the tax scandals. The “Süddeutsche Zeitung” called him “Affairs professional”.
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At Schalke for the deceased brother
And, in a way, Clemens Tönnies, then, is but another of this dying art. The Wednesday ended the 64-Year-old with another low blow: The 1:2-defeat of FC Schalke 04 in the Bundesliga game at Eintracht Frankfurt, the already severe crisis in the Royal blue, the wait to play for the past 14 League to a victory and the own negative record continue to expand to get worse.
The chief Executive of the turf club could use positive news at this day, because earlier, the entrepreneur had corners already in his main profession once. More than 650 employees in Tönnies‘ Slaughterhouse in Rheda-Wiedenbrück – after all, the largest one in Germany – are positive to Corona tested, the work has now been suspended until Further notice. Allegations of poor working conditions for labour migrants from Eastern Europe and alleged wage dumping are included.
Tönnies plant in Rheda-Wiedenbrück: The group is made of the Corona-crisis. (Source: imago images)
Who is this always as accurate coiffed billionaire, whose company slaughters every year, 17 million pigs? Criticism was Tönnies never foreign. Since 1994, he is involved in this tradition, the Bundesliga club that seems to come through fault of their own, never to find the peace rich. Brother Bernd died shortly after a kidney transplant, only in February of this year it had chosen the General meeting of the members of the club to the President. Bernd had founded in 1971 the meat Empire, of him, Clemens takes over only the management of the company, but also the role in the football club – as a personal promise, on his death-bed given. To do this, he says once, he was actually not a man for the first row.
“Mr Putin likes salted the raw meat like”
But he feels the years in his role more and more comfortable. He makes Connections to politics, in front, as the S04 of the year, plays of the new Millennium, several times the German championship. Tönnies is also for the emotional Fan-base explosive decisions: in 2006, he kanzelt the long-time Manager Rudi Assauer with the words “Our Rudy back is in each fat cell is tapped”, and shortly after Assauer occurs, the Schalke always looked as his project, brought the new stadium and the club with a deft Transfers to a top club shaped.
A year later, Tönnies is responsible for getting the lucrative sponsors deal with the Russian Billion company Gazprom, made-in-chief Vladimir Putin is with the Russian state. He congratulates the politicians to win elections, at every Meeting in the Kremlin there is a small gift from our own production: “Mr Putin likes salted the raw meat,” says Tönnies changes to the men’s friendship.
During the club over the years between the Bundesliga’s top and mediocrity back and forth, on the father of a family on the corporate side of a conflict: With nephew Robert Tönnies 2014 ensues as fierce as a bizarre dispute over shares in the company, according to Bernd Tönnies‘ death, both to keep up to 50 percent. In 2017, both sides agree in a cumbersome formulated paper, which will remain in force ratios.
By the end of 2019 Robert complains again, this Time due to insufficient information on an investment business. Here, too, is resolved in the last second of the confrontation. Currently, of the 41 tries-Year-old continued to push ahead with the sale of the company – against the Clemens Tönnies fights more. And: It calls for in the course of the Corona cases in the operating the resignation of his uncle.
His quick return to Schalke provides for forehead wrinkles
Already in 2016 the German Federal cartel office condemned two subsidiary companies because of proven price fixing a fine of 128 million euros – which can then not be recovered, because the affected companies have previously been liquidated already. The Federal Cabinet adopted, as a result, an amendment of the Law, to build in this way in the future.
Last August, the club head indignantly, as he pleads for the day of the craft in Paderborn for the construction of power plants in Africa – with the note: “Then listen to the trees, and you stop when it’s dark, when we resumed, namely, electric, to produce children.” For his verbal ricochet of the blue racism Tönnies from all sides is a critique, in consequence of which he resigned at Schalke for three months. The “punishment” he himself, his quick return to the Public then also frown.
The debate at the time, have him “hit hard,” he says in January 2020 in the case of “Sky”. “Not because I have said something wrong, but because it was incorrectly understood. You understood me wrong.” Sense of guilt? Fail display. The current Corona cases, the private operation of an admission, remained so far.
As is the case with one of these football is the sole ruler of this dying art. Or: A “love-Affairs-professional”, to be become, this Clemens Tönnies seems.