Next team decision at Schalke 04. Goalkeeper Michael Langer has extended his contract with Royal Blues.
The climber goes with the goalkeeper’s quad Schalke 04 In the Bundesliga season – and it is becoming increasingly clear which goalkeepers are involved. Ralph Farman’s contract is still until June 2025, and Justin Heckern (Rott-Weiss Oberhausen) is about to be announced. As the number goes four Michael Langer in the race. As Schalke announced, the 37-year-old has again signed a one-year contract. Langer enters his sixth year in royal blue.
“Last season Michael showed how important Michael is to the team. At the start of the season he was in the starting lineup twice and he did really well. Even after the cruciate ligament rupture. He is a role model for the boys in terms of commitment and professionalism,” said Schalke sporting director Rauven Schroeder.
Langer will graduate from the Schalke training programme
New coach Frank Kramer also supports the decision of the sports department: “Michael knows the club well after five years and will support us in his role in preparing the team for the Bundesliga as quickly as possible. His experience used in this process will certainly be useful.”
Langer will be fully integrated into the training programme, but will also complete a training program at the same time. As Schalke announced, this includes insight into the areas of contract management, exploration and analysis, sports management and goalkeeper training. Reuven Schroeder explained that “Michael should have the opportunity to get a concrete idea of his career after his active career”. There are quite a few Schalke 04 players who would like Langer’s career to start after his Gelsenkirchen career.
Langer is looking forward to what will be a challenging year for him: “Fighting to stay in the league will require everything from us. I want to do my part with my experience and commitment in every unit and support the goalkeepers team as best as I can. I can.”