Christian Heidel to leave role as Schalke sporting director

Schalke 04 have confirmed that sporting director Christian Heidel will step down from him role before the end of the season, ending his contract with the Bundesliga club prematurely.

Club statement: “The Royal Blues will take a new direction, after sporting director Christian Heidel’s desire to terminate his contract prematurely was accepted by the club’s board of directors. Heidel has a contract due to expire on 30th June 2020, but will now step down in the summer of this year at the latest. The board of directors has corresponded with Heidel’s wishes and ensures that a decision on the new direction of the club will be made shortly.”


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