Michael Schumacher’s former manager has “closed the chapter” on the Formula 1 legend after a “long period of mourning”.
The former Ferrari driver sustained a severe head injury while skiing in the French Alps in December 2013, and was placed in a coma for six months.
Schumacher’s family have always asked for the utmost privacy in the five years since his accident and have scarcely provided official updates with mystery surrounding his current condition.
Willi Weber, who spotted Schumacher when the German was a youngster and managed him until 2010, oversaw his seven championship triumphs.
And he told German magazine Bunte: “I have closed the chapter on Michael after a long period of mourning, otherwise I would go crazy.
“We had the best, most successful time together and went through thick and thin together for 20 years.”
Weber added Schumacher had been a “dear, faithful friend”.
Schumacher appointed Sabine Kehm as his new manager after he and Weber parted ways and she remains in the role.
The motor sport icon was moved to his family home near Lake Geneva in Switzerland in 2014 where he reportedly receives 24-hour treatment from a team of specialists.
Schumacher was reportedly due to be moved to a luxury £27m house in Mallorca which was once owned by Real Madrid president Florentino Perez.
Schumacher currently lives in the Swiss town of Gland with his family who later denied he would be transferred.