Sports director Peter Knäbel will remain with Schalke 04 even in the event of relegation from the Bundesliga. This was confirmed by the head of the supervisory board, Axel Hefer.
“Yes, we will go into the next season together with Peter Knäbel and his team, regardless of whether we hold the class or not,” said Hefer sports picture.
The personnel was last discussed at a meeting of the supervisory board, which was mainly about the sporting orientation in the summer. The contract of the 56-year-old sports director Knäbel runs until 2024, he has been in office since spring 2021.
“Relegation would be a setback that would set us back a year or two – no more, no less,” said Hefer. The goal when Knäbel took over the leadership was “to get the club on the road to success over the next five to six years. All of this with a clear concept and the necessary patience.” “It was clear to us” that after promotion in 2022 it would first be about staying up.
Schalke are penultimate in the table five games before the end of the season. However, the gap to relegation rank 16 is only one point.