Schalke 04 have appointed RB Leipzig’s Jochen Schneider as their Head of Sport following the resignation of sporting director Christian Heidel.
His first role will be to appoint a successor to Heidel, who will leave Schalke at the end of the season, unless they find a replacement earlier.
“To take this role at FC Schalke 04 is a huge honour, but also a massive challenge. There’s something special about Schalke, which can be seen in the Ruhr area and the rest of Germany too. It’s clear that there is a lot of work to be done because of the current situation. Nevertheless, I’m still excited to be working with this club in the future,” said Schneider.