Kevin Boateng sacked by Schalke
German Bundesliga side Schalke 04 have announced the contract termination of Ghana international Kevin-Prince Boateng with immediate effect.
Schalke 04 released a statement on Monday following the 2-0 Bundesliga defeat by Cologne which put their European place for next season at risk with no reasons disclosed as to why Boateng’s contract was terminated.
Reports suggest Boateng has been released for disciplinary reasons along with German striker Sidney Sam who are the first casualties following a poor run of form.
Sports director Horst Heldt had warned there would be consequences after Schalke, who reached the Champions League knockout stages this season lost on Sunday.
“Schalke sporting director Horst Heldt announced there would be consequences after Sunday’s defeat away to 1. FC Köln and the first action has been taken: Kevin-Prince Boateng and Sidney Sam have been released with immediate effect. Marco Höger is suspended from training and first-team action up to and including Saturday, 16th May.”
Boateng, 28, has been criticised for below-par performances in a season plagued by injuries. He joined the German outift from AC Milan in 2013 and along with Sam are believed to be among the top earners at the club.