Report: Bang between Schröder and the supervisory board caused Schalke to end

It is now clear that Rouven Schröder's exit from Schalke 04 was a long-term development.

Report: Bang between Schröder and the supervisory board caused Schalke to end

It is now clear that Rouven Schröder's exit from Schalke 04 was a long-term development. But as a final knockout is probably a bang between him and the supervisory board to see when it came to the search for a coach.

Peter Knäbel - and also Thomas Reis - emphasized a week ago at the presentation of the new coach that they had known about Rouven Schröder's impending departure for a long time. In the meantime, the media reports that actually mention such a development have increased.

Now the Sportbild also reports on the internal dispute that broke the camel's back. It is particularly about the search for a coach and the final steps in the commitment of Thomas Reis.

For more than a week, Schröder and Co. discussed which coach would be suitable for Schalke and which would be most likely to be successful. After there were no prospects of success with personalities such as Bruno Labbadia or Domenico Tedesco, the focus was on Reis. The sports director and he had already exchanged views on a change in the summer.

On Tuesday afternoon, two days before the official presentation and one day before Schröder's exit, he called VfL Bochum. According to the report, the general conditions for the transfer, part of which Reis even pays himself, were set quite quickly.

200,000 euros would have to be paid, plus another 100,000 euros if the class is held. While Schröder and the board of directors were of the opinion that this was a sum and approach customary in the industry, the supervisory board was apparently very surprised: the control committee said the fee was clearly too high, especially since Reis was released a few weeks ago. One would have expected a free transfer.

Schröder responded to the criticism of the supervisory board with "blatant incomprehension". At that point in time, it was clear to the board that this was the final blow that ultimately sealed the sports director's exit. And that's how it happened.

And yet even this explosion was preceded by a development. According to Sportbild, Schröder took a short vacation during the international break in autumn - well deserved after a year and a half of very hard and time-consuming work. However, he would have been changed when he returned. Numerous employees perceived and confirmed this.

Schröder is said to have been much thinner afterwards. Criticism of his decisions, for example in the case of transfers, "might annoyed him". The fact that there were several critical questions from the Supervisory Board regarding some personnel decisions must have already irritated him. When Gerald Asamoah interfered in the half-time speech during the game at TSG Hoffenheim, he is said to have snapped at him, asking him to please hold back.

The AR was also surprised by the "fire clause" anchored in Frank Kramer's contract. Supposedly the tenor: Schröder probably already suspected when the coach signed that he would have to fire him sooner or later. A convincing and convinced work would probably look different.

At the end, Knäbel had offered to take over part of his work. For example, taking on various public appearances in order to take Schröder out of the line of fire. All without success: on Wednesday, when everything was as good as clear with Reis, Schröder addressed his last words to the team.

This article was originally published on 90min.com/de as a report: Bang between Schröder and the supervisory board caused Schalke to end.

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