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Schalke is looking for the Wagner successor: Rumors of illustrious list of candidates - even ex-Bayern stars are on it


FC Schalke is under pressure after the debacles at the start of the season. Coach David Wagner is fired. Allegedly there is a secret list of successors.

FC Schalke is under pressure after the debacles at the start of the season.

Coach David Wagner is fired.

Allegedly there is a secret list of successors.

  • When

    FC Schalke

    * it burns at least since the 0: 8 debacle against Bayern * ablaze.

  • Coach

    David Wagner

    was fired after the Bremen game.

  • Who could follow him with the squires?

    Peter Neururer, Mark van Bommel

    and other spectacular names are traded.

Update from September 29th:

The tree is on fire at Schalke and

the phone no longer stands still


Peter Neururer


He would “work again” for his ex-club, said the 65-year-old at


and saw great support from fan circles: “The phone no longer stands still for me, the fax machine is overcrowded and I phoned around until 1am .

All Schalke fan clubs contact me. ”The fact that the club member returned from retirement to the royal blue coaching chair after his commitment in the 2nd division 30 years ago was not an issue at the Schalke supervisory board meeting on Monday.

On the illustrious list

of David Wagner's

successor candidates

(see below) there are two ex-Bayern stars * in addition to Neururer.

In addition to

Valerien Ismael


Mark van Bommel should be

in the raffle.

The ex-Bayern captain coached PSV Eindhoven until the end of last year.

With another Dutchman, Huub Stevens, Schalke experienced the most successful period in the club's recent history.


Dimitrios Grammozis

to be a candidate.

The ex-Bundesliga player knows the Ruhr area from his active career and as a youth coach in Bochum.

Most recently, the talented coach did a good job in the 2nd division in Darmstadt and recommended himself for higher tasks.

The native of Wuppertal could create a new spirit of optimism at Schalke.

Schalke 04: coach David Wagner fired!

Mega candidates on the successor list

First report

: Munich - The


* is just two game days old.

Actually, a point in time when the clubs do not have any major problems, because after the summer break they are still in the discovery phase.

But not so at

FC Schalke 04 *


In Gelsenkirchen, after the 8-0 defeat at the start against triple winners

FC Bayern *

and the 3-1 home defeat against Werder Bremen

, it burns


Because apparently the

miners have not got

their problems from the catastrophic second half of the past season under control.

Across the seasons, Schalke have been waiting for a sense of achievement for 18 games (!).


was actually clear beforehand

that this would not work against the reigning

Champions League winner


However, the manner in which the entire team of coach

David Wagner appeared

in the Allianz Arena * caused horror.

No body language, no self-confidence - Wagner was fired after the game against Bremen.

The last Schalke victory was more than eight months ago and was dated January 17, 2020. On matchday 18, the Knappen beat Borussia Mönchengladbach 2-0.

FC Schalke 04: Coach David Wagner fired!

Spectacular candidates on the successor list

"I expect a significant increase in performance against Bremen, which is also reflected in the result," said Jochen Schneider after the debacle against Bayern in the



But there wasn't much to see in the 1: 3 home game.

# S04 sports director Jochen #Schneider on the 90 minutes at @FCBayern ⤵️

- FC Schalke 04 (@ s04) September 19, 2020

Allegedly, the S04 supervisory board is said to have already commissioned Schneider

to contact

possible successors




So there should be a


since the summer

, on which some prominent names should be.

But who would be a suitable successor for

David Wagner



We name a few candidates.

  • Manuel Baum (Germany U20)

Manuel Baum is of course very well known in the Bundesliga - and is now traded as Wagner's successor in Gelsenkirchen!

According to information from Sky, the former Augsburg coach is the top favorite for the post at S04.

The DFB junior coach was apparently spotted on the training grounds before Wagner was fired.

The talent trainer Norbert Elgert, who was acting as an interim coach at RB Leipzig for next Saturday's game, denied stepping in.

The 41-year-old Baum coached FC Augsburg in the Bundesliga from 2016 to 2019.

He has been the U20 national coach since July 2019. 

  • Marc Wilmots (no club)

As a "fighting pig" he was the leader of the Eurofighters, which sensationally won the 1997 UEFA Cup against Inter Milan.

Wilmots was an interim coach at FC Schalke in 2003 before he gained his first experience as a head coach at St. Truiden in Belgium.

From 2012 to 2016 he coached the Belgian national team and most recently worked as national coach in Iran and the Ivory Coast.

However, with limited success.

Wilmots is currently without a club and would therefore be available immediately.

In addition, as a club legend he would have a great reputation with the S04 fans.

Perhaps he would be exactly the right person to give the young and inexperienced squad of squires new confidence.

FC Schalke 04: spectacular names!

Who could be Wagner's successor?

  • Ralf Rangnick (without association)

Rangnick has also coached Schalke twice (2004/05 and 2011).

During his second engagement in Gelsenkirchen, he suffered a burnout and had to resign immediately.

In his 88 games as Schalke manager, Rangnick got the most points (1.82) of all Schalke coaches.

Rangnick said on the day of Wagner's release: "I've been free for eight weeks, if you will," said Rangnick on "Sky90".

“If I were to say now that I am not interested in Schalke at all, then I would be lying.

Of course, Schalke is a club with which I will always remain connected - also from the heart. "

Last summer he was traded as coach of AC Milan, but in the end the deal did not materialize, which is why Rangnick is currently without a club and therefore available immediately.

It is questionable, however, whether Rangnick is doing the situation to Schalke.

Especially since one would have to award him a lot more competence than is now the case with Wagner.

From the S04 environment, however, one can hear that Rangnick would be trusted to do the job.

  • Sandro Schwarz (without association)

The ex-trainer of FSV Mainz 05 has been mentioned again and again in Gelsenkirchen in the past few days.

However, Schwarz would be a similar coach type to Wagner, so he would rather come through the buddy rail.

He did a decent job at Rheinhessen for over two years, which was also heard at FC Schalke.

What speaks for Schwarz is that he is currently available and that his emotional nature could bring a breath of fresh air to the young Schalke team.

However, he also "only" gained experience in Mainz. The S04 bosses may not fully trust him with the Herculean task at Schalke.

FC Schalke: Wagner ahead of Aus - will Raúl be the successor?

  • Norbert Elgert (coach Schalke U19)

It would actually be very romantic if Elgert were to become the head coach of FC Schalke.

After all, the coach has been making the greatest talents from the Knappenschmiede since 2003 and helped players like Mesut Özil and Julian Draxler to break through.

Elgert knows players like Ahmed Kutucu, Levent Mercan or Can Bozdogan inside out and could provide a leap in performance among the talents.

However, Elgert doesn't want to be in the Bundesliga spotlight and in general the 63-year-old prefers to concentrate on youth work.




😁🙌 # U19 |

#forge |

# S04

- S04-Knappenschmiede (@knappenschmiede) September 20, 2020

  • Raúl (Real Madrid Castilla coach)

Between 2010 and 2012, the legendary striker played for FC Schalke - and enchanted the fans in Gelsenkirchen.

Since then, the Spaniard has had absolute hero status at Schalke.

Raúl is currently coaching Real Madrid's second team and has led the Royal U19s to victory in the UEFA Youth League.

It would be the next sensation if Schalke signed him as a coach.

But that's not really realistic ...

FC Schalke on the trail of a possible Wagner successor: is sand a candidate?

  • Ebbe Sand (assistant coach Denmark)

Ebbe Sand would be just as romantic as Wilmots, Raúl or Elgert.

The Dane is also a cult at Schalke and has had little experience as a coach - but not yet as the main coach.

He is currently assistant coach for the Danish national team.

But as head coach at Schalke in the current situation?

It would probably be too great a risk for both sides.

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Source: merkur

All sports articles on 2020-09-29

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