Rudi Assauer, former manager of Schalke 04, at the age of 74 died. That has his family on Wednesday to the German media confirmed. Assauer is the man that Sven Vermant (2001), Emile Mpenza (2000), Nico Van Kerckhoven (1998), Michaël Goossens (1997) and Marc Wilmots (1996) to the Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen, which is impressive. That last bombed in 2003 he trainer.
Assauer (born 30 april 1944), former defender of Borussia Dortmund (1964-1970) and Werder Bremen (1970-1976), was for the first time in the period 1981-1986 general manager of Schalke. After a break of seven years, he returned in 1993 in function. His greatest success was the capture of the UEFA Cup in 1997, “Kampfschwein” Wilmots was the matchwinnaar. Also the construction of the new stadium was a highlight. In 2006, he captured after a conflict with the board position.
From a first marriage, let Assauer, who is rarely without his inseparable cigar was seen, two daughters. In 2011, he performed again in the real, but that marriage did not two years. From 2000 to 2009, he made the tabloids through his relationship with the twenty year younger German actress Simone Thomalla. In 2012, Assauer that he to the disease of Alzheimer’s suffering.