Gelsenkirchen (dpa) - The supervisory board of the Bundesliga soccer club FC Schalke 04 is trying to relax after the power struggle that was triggered when Ralf Rangnick was advertised.

After an exchange between the committee and an interest group from politics, business and the club environment on Wednesday, it was agreed that the club needed rest in this sporty and economically challenging time, «so that the board of directors and the supervisory board as responsible bodies can plan for the coming season can continue highly concentrated and at full speed, ”said the chairman of the supervisory board, Jens Buchta, after an interview with the German press agency.

This clears the way for an official request to Rangnick.

"In the next step, the supervisory board will sit down with Ralf Rangnick's advisor to discuss the possibility of cooperation under the given framework," said Buchta.

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