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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 09 / 26 / 16

Bundesliga side FC Schalke has renewed its contract with Marketing Dir ALEXANDER JOBST until '22. The 42-year-old, whose current contract was set to expire in '17, signed a new five-year deal until June 30, 2022. Jobst has been in charge of Schalke's marketing department since '11 ( Schalke ). ......

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