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Rouven Schröder comes from FC Schalke 04



Rouven Schröder comes from FC Schalke 04

Rouven Schröder takes over the post of sports director at Bundesliga soccer club RB Leipzig. To this end, the 47-year-old canceled his existing contract with league rivals Schalke 04 “by mutual agreement”. Schröder will start his new job on April 1 and will receive a “long-term contract”, both clubs announced on Tuesday.

“Rouven brings a lot of expertise and has proven his qualities at his previous stations. Rouven will support me in the areas of squad planning, scouting and licensing,” said Eberl. Schröder stressed that he “would like to help take the next steps in the club’s development. I’m really looking forward to the new challenge,” said the 47-year-old.

Schröder’s contract with Schalke had been on hold since the end of October, and it was agreed not to disclose the details of the transfer. It is said that half a million euros will go to the Royal Blues.

Schröder had been responsible for Schalke squad planning since June 1, 2021, and it was under him that they were promoted directly last year. In the case of cup winners Leipzig, Schröder should form a team with sports director Max Eberl in the sporting leadership, the former Gladbach manager has been in office since last December.

Schalke’s sporting director Peter Knäbel confirmed at Sky90 at the end of February that “we received an offer that fully meets the conditions that we agreed with Rouven when he resigned and we suspended the contract”.

Schröder resigned from the Royal Blues last October. Before that, he had worked for several years as sports director and sports director at FSV Mainz 05.