Despite the separation of Sponsor Gazprom, FC Schalke 04 is apparently no danger with regard to the license for the coming season. The reaffirmed Schalke CEO Bernd Schröder in an interview with the funde media group.
“Before we have taken the decision of the separation, we have all the scenarios considered. The financial capacity of Schalke 04 is definitely preserved,” said Schröder. The license for the coming season is “zero comman” in danger.
The Schalkers had decided after the attack of Russia on Ukraine to finish the cooperation existing since 2007 with the Russian Energy Giant Gazprom \ – despite enormous financial losses. In the 2nd league, the Russian gas supplier should flow nine million annually, the sum would have risen to 15 million euros per season. Official figures of the new deal with vivo test are not known so far, but the financial benefits are likely to be significantly below.
The financial support proposed by BVB Managing Director Hans-Joachim Watzke is not necessary according to Schröder. “Stand today – and without knowing what the next few months still bring us, I’m sure Schalke will make it from my own power,” said Schröder. Schalke also have “a number of offers” of other potential financiers.
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In general, however, the club suffers from the economic consequences of the Corona Pandemic. “To the classification: Our non-governed sales losses by Corona are approaching the brand of 100 million euros,” said Schröder.