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Former Schalke Manager Rudi Assauer died

"We are deeply concerned and sad. We all knew his health condition. Rudi Asssauer is the architect of the modern Schalke. He has done a lot for Schalke, and we will keep his memory always in honor," said Schalke Chairman Clemens Tönnies.

Assauer died on Wednesday afternoon in his apartment in Herten, North Rhine-Westphalia. Both his daughter Bettina Michel, as well as his twin sister Karin were with him. In 2012, his illness had become public.

As an uncompromising defender Assauer for Dortmund and Bremen played over 300 League games and won with BVB, 1966, as the first German team to the European Cup. But legendary he was as a Manager with a Macho Image. After years of apprenticeship in Bremen and a first term, at Schalke, he returned in 1993 to Gelsenkirchen and remained until 2006.

Uefa Cup and the Golden camera won

in 1997, won Schalke, under the Dutch Trainer Huub Stevens the UEFA Cup in the Final against Inter Milan. In 2001 and 2002, the Team won the Cup. The dream of the championship, however, remained unfulfilled. In 2001, Schalke missed out on the title narrowly. It is only in the injury time of the last lap, grabbed Bayern Munich with 1:1 in Hamburg, the scarf, the core of the championship trophy. "I don't think it's the football God," said Assauer.

Assauer was a living man who was never at a loss for a spell, and also in the world of entertainment along well. from 2000 to 2009, he was in a relationship with the actress Simone Thomalla. "From the football she has no idea, but otherwise, the Old hard right," said the always cigars or cigarillos Smoking Manager - which earned him the nickname of puppy-in Rudi - in his typical rough, but lovable and honest. For a beer commercial, he and the subsequent scene of the crime Commissioner in 2006, were awarded with the Golden camera. (sda)

Created: 06.02.2019, 20:55 PM

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