Mainz (dpa) - The long-time manager Christian Heidel is returning to FSV Mainz 05 as a board member after a «picture» report.

According to the newspaper on Monday, the 57-year-old agreed on a contract with the chairman of the supervisory board, Detlev Höhne, and the board members Stefan Hofmann and Jan Lehmann.

Heidel would be the successor to Rouven Schröder, who announced his departure from the relegation candidate last week, at the Bundesliga club.

Heidel worked in Mainz until four years ago before moving to FC Schalke 04 (until March 2019).

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according to the report, the former Mainz head coach Martin Schmidt will be.

The 53-year-old Swiss has also coached FC Augsburg and VfL Wolfsburg in the Bundesliga.

There was initially no confirmation of this from Mainz 05.

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