Schmidt: Heidel not leaving

Mainz 05 coach Martin Schmidt is adamant that the club’s director of sport Christian Heidel will not be leaving come the end of the season.

Schalke 04 have offered Heidel a contract but Heidel has made it clear that he will see out the remaining 18 months of his contract at Mainz.

“He’s going to stay. I cannot see a single sign saying that he should change,” said Schmidt.

“I think it’s all just a storm in a tea cup. There is no need to look because nobody is going anywhere.

“There is no scouting for a new director of sport going on here.”