Schalke releases Tedesco, Stevens and Büskens take over
The 0: 7 debacle at Manchester City in the Champions League was too much: FC Schalke 04 separates with immediate effect from coach Domenico Tedesco. Take on two legends.
Huub Stevens returns to the bench of FC Schalke 04 as coach. The Dutchman will serve the team in the Bundesliga match against RB Leipzig on an interim basis, after the club has decided to indemnify the former head coach Domenico Tedesco with immediate effect.
Domenico #Tedesco released, Huub #Stevens and Mike # Büskens against Leipzig interim on the bench. All info https://t.co/wXVnMjiVaQ # S04 pic.twitter.com/CXmms7ICJF- FC Schalke 04 (@ s04) 14 March 2019
As the club also separates from assistant coach Peter Perchthold, Stevens is with Mike Büskens another Schalke legend added to the side. With Stevens as coach and Büskens as a player, the Revierklub had won the Uefa Cup in 1997. Currently, Stevens is a member of the supervisory board at S04.
"We have made this decision anything but easy, because Domenico Tedesco enjoys a great appreciation for Schalke In the past season he was able to initiate a very positive sporting development, which culminated with the runner-up," said sports director Jochen Schneider.
"However, we must not mistake that the development this season is negative on balance." When I took office, I demanded a turnaround in this respect, which is absolutely necessary in view of the serious sporting situation in the Bundesliga We are after careful consideration to the realization come that these in the current personnel constellation is no longer possible. "