Schalke 04 and Umbro Part Ways Before End Of Contract

Yesterday, Schalke's marketing representative Alexander Jobst officially confirmed that the Ruhr valley club and Umbro will part ways prematurely.

The Schalke 04 Umbro kit deal was initially supposed to run until 30 June 2023 after the UK-based brand took over from Adidas in the summer of 2018. However, Jobst declared that the collaboration will now end one year earlier - in the summer of 2022.

Umbro Schalke 20-21 football shirts

Jobst claims that expectations on both sides have not been met, especially in terms of kit sales. Schalke 04 is currently in last place of Bundesliga after 21 matchdays, but a potential relegation will not influence the contract.

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