FC Schalke 04: Shortly before the derby – Jobst announces separation hammer
Sports director Jochen Schneider is the FC Schalke 04 leave, most of the players probably also because they are either only loaned out or have contracts without validity for the second division.
FC Schalke 04: Umbro leaves S04 – Royal Blue needs a new supplier
In 2018, the English sportswear label became the successor to Adidas, which supplied FC Schalke 04 for many years.
However, the five-year contract signed at the time will not be fulfilled. Regardless of the league affiliation, Schalke and Umbro agreed to terminate the contract early in the summer of 2022. Jobst said on Thursday evening.
Jobst: “Expectations not met on both sides”
“Both our and Umbro’s expectations were not met,” said the marketing boss at “Schalke TV”. “In terms of sport, we didn’t have the success we wanted, which was also reflected in the merchandising. At the same time, we expected Umbro to be much more active in retail and to position itself as the flagship with Schalke. “
That could mean considerable financial losses for the S04. Umbro gave six million euros a year. It can be doubted that Schalke can negotiate a similarly lucrative contract with a new supplier, especially in the event of relegation.
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“Schalke jerseys in every shopping center” was the bold announcement at the start of the partnership. That, as Jobst also says clearly, was, however, under different expectations of the sporting development. “
The first talks took place during the Europa League quarter-finals against Amsterdam, and the following year we were runner-up under Domenico Tedesco and in the Champions League.
Veltins remains loyal to Schalke
Jobst, on the other hand, had good news from the Sauerland: Beer partner Veltins will remain at the side of FC Schalke 04, even if the traditional club would have to make the bitter move into the second division in May.
The brewery from Meschede, as the namesake of the arena, remains loyal to the S04.
Relegation would significantly exacerbate the crisis
As an outsider, one can only guess how hard a relegation would hit Schalke financially. Jobst gives a little insight into “mitGEredet” – you can read it here >>
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Schalke Shortly derby Jobst announces separation hammer