GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — German club Schalke plunged further into chaos Tuesday with the departure of its technical director and suspension of three players amid a historic winless streak.
The club said striker Vedad Ibisevic’s contract will be dissolved effective Dec. 31, and Algeria midfielder Nabil Bentaleb will leave at the end of the season “at the latest.” Both players were suspended, as was Moroccan midfielder Amine Harit. He and Bentaleb will train individually “until further notice,” the team said.
Earlier Tuesday, Schalke said technical director Michael Reschke was leaving after a mutual agreement to end his contract immediately.
Reschke, who joined the Gelsenkirchen-based club in 2019, had been responsible for squad planning among other duties.