FC Schalke 04 is sliding ever deeper into the Bundesliga crisis. The name of a prominent trainer is circulating as a possible successor to David Wagner.
- The Bundesliga * has resumed operations.
- The FC Schalke 04 * does not come after the Corona break.
- Is coach David Wagner's chair shaking now ?
Update from May 28th, 1:59 pm : What's next for Schalke ? Coach David Wagner is under fire from the recent crisis. But: Sports director Jochen Schneider does not want to know about a possible dismissal *. Whether this also applies after the Bremen game? We are in the ticker for you and accompany the crisis summit.
The day after the Düsseldorf bankruptcy, he told Sky Sport News HD : “You should use every crisis to draw the right conclusions. Together with David Wagner we will pick up the red thread for the new season and continue where we were interrupted in January and February. "
Despite the "tangible crisis": Schneider gives Wagner job guarantee #skybuli https://t.co/tMsnPwdQNw- Sky Sport News HD (@SkySportNewsHD) May 28, 2020
David Wagner: Schalke time over soon? Schneider provides backing - Hammer successor in conversation
Schneider therefore wants to hold on to Wagner , who played "exciting" football in the first half of the season. A trainer discussion "would be out of place". Schneider again referred to the misery before the Corona forced break. "We have broken an axis in the past few months," he said. He defended the extremely defensive tactics in Düsseldorf as a “completely correct” approach. Despite the sporting crisis, Wagner was "firm, but also aggressive and motivated to knock the goat over again".
Successors have already been discussed. As reported by ruhr24.de *, two candidates are traded on social networks: Niko Kovac and Domenico Tedesco. They are also on an ominous list with archrival Borussia Dortmund.
Schalke in crisis: coach David Wagner before leaving? Testimony from sports director Schneider look deep
First announcement on May 28, 10:15 a.m .: Gelsenkirchen - When FC Schalke 04 last won a game in the Bundesliga *, some football fans still thought of a nice summer vacation in the sun. Or to an exciting European championship *, a visit to the cinema, a birthday party with a number of friends.
On January 17, Royal Blue defeated Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0. Game after game followed, the coronavirus paralyzed the sport *, a break was needed, the Bundesliga * started again - and then: The evening of May 27th . Weston McKennie's dream goal , S04, led 1-0 after an hour in Düsseldorf. Coaches, players and fans had the long-awaited victory in mind, but Fortune strikers Rouwen Hennings and Kenan Karaman turned the game around in six minutes - and made it ten.
Schalke 04: ten games without a win - coach David Wagner before the end?
Schalke have been without a win for ten games . Six bankruptcies, four draws - in the current form table you are last, the miners have the worst run in 23 years. It is thanks to the good first half of the season that you are currently in ninth place and can even squint towards the Europa League .
That's what head coach David #Wagner says after the game in Düsseldorf - the PK at @YouTube ⬇️ # S04 | ⚪️ | # F95S04- FC Schalke 04 () (@ s04) May 27, 2020
This was the last thing coach David Wagner drew on , but now the unrest is growing. Of course, the injuries are dramatic, after all, Suat Serdar and Amine Harit are the most dangerous players. But is Wagner still the right man for the post? After the game against the Fortunes, who have to play against Bayern on Saturday, the coach said the following: “We took a completely different approach and did it very solidly. We lose the game because we don't defend two standard situations properly. It goes without saying that it is not easy mentally for the boys when you play such a series. The approach is the only correct and possible one for the team in the current situation. "
David Wagner: Schalke coaches in criticism - sports director Schneider without a clear commitment
After the renewed defeat, sports director Jochen Schneider avoided a clear commitment to Wagner , but at least relativized the criticism of the coach. "It is not right to attach it to the trainer alone. Everyone in the club is part of it, ”said Schneider after the game at Sky :“ The criticism is criticism of all of us. We all have to do things better. ”
Nevertheless, after ten games without a win , Schneider made it clear: “We cannot present ourselves as we did in the last three games. It's a bad run, we have to end it as soon as possible. Best on Saturday *. ”Then Schalke plays against relegation candidate Werder Bremen * . When asked whether victory was a duty for Wagner , Schneider replied: "First and foremost, good performance is a duty."
Do these statements sound like an ultimatum for Wagner?
Schalke's arch rival also speaks about the coach: What will become of BVB coach Lucien Favre ? World Cup hero Mario Götze is about to jump in black and yellow - is Schalke of all things in question as a new club? At least there is speculation on the Internet.
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